Sumner’s bunt-single lifts Beaufort High to close win

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Bricen Riley, left, catcher for the Beaufort High School Lady Eagles, throws the ball to first base after making a play at the plate Monday night against Berkeley High School from Moncks Corner.
Bricen Riley, left, catcher for the Beaufort High School Lady Eagles, throws the ball to first base after making a play at the plate Monday night against Berkeley High School from Moncks Corner.

Photo above: Beaufort High School’s Caroline O’Hara is tagged out after trying to go back to second base by Berkeley’s center fielder Brooke Stueness during the bottom of the sixth inning. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

The Beaufort High softball program is closing in on a dozen wins in the 2016 season. Beaufort High won 3-2 over Berkeley in an early-April high school softball game on Monday as Mary Claire Sumner delivered a clutch bunt-single with two outs in bottom half of the seventh inning to score Lillian Sumner.

With the win, Beaufort High improved to 11-6 overall and 6-2 in the region. Mary Claire Sumner, was the starting pitcher and hung in there for the entire game to claim the win.

The Beaufort High pitcher allowed only six hits and one earned run in her latest outing. Berkeley scored a pair of unearned runs in the third inning. But the Eagles battled back.

Savannah Mullins and Krislynn Coolong supplied Beaufort High with RBIs in the sixth inning, allowing the Eagles to pull even with Berkeley.