Beaufort knocked out of Minors tournament
The Beaufort all-star team came up short in both of its games last week at the Dixie Youth Baseball Minors (9-10) district tournament at Oscar Frazier Park in Bluffton.
Bluffton National pulled away for a 12-2 victory over Beaufort in Thursday’s opener, jumping out to an early lead with two runs in the first and one in the second, then breaking open a one-run game with four in the third and five in the fourth to invoke the 10-run rule.
Marion Simmons had a single and an RBI to lead Beaufort’s offense.
Colleton County broke out at the plate in an elimination game, smacking 13 hits in a 12-6 victory over Beaufort to stay alive. Colleton scored four times in the third to break open a tied game and tacked on three more in the fourth and fifth to finish it off.
Marion Simmons and Vinny Di’Taranto were 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Hayes Tanner added two hits for Beaufort.
Beaufort all-stars fall short in coach pitch district tourney
Beaufort’s all-stars dropped two tough games last week in the Dixie Youth Baseball AA Coach Pitch (7-8) district tournament in Walterboro.
The Beaufort all-stars couldn’t hang on in their opener on Tuesday, as Bluffton National heated up in the middle innings and pulled away for a 15-9 win.
Bluffton National got the offense going in the third inning, putting up five runs to take a 5-1 lead, but Beaufort answered with six in the bottom half to regain the lead. Bluffton National responded with a seven-run fourth to take control and tacked on three more in the fifth.
Leadoff man Patrick Decker reached base and scored in all three of his plate appearances for Beaufort, while Brendon Roberts got on base three times and scored twice.
Another comeback effort fell short in Wednesday’s elimination game, as Hilton Head came out swinging, plating four runs in the first inning and hanging on for a 6-4 victory to stay alive.
Brendan Roberts and Gavin Ellsworth each had three hits for Beaufort, while Wallace Simmons, Carter Lee, and Bryce Williams added two hits apiece. Hugh Cook drove in two runs with a double, and Bryson Plair had an RBI triple.