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Beaufort baseball, softball win district titles

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Beaufort – Though neither won a region 8-AAAA championship this spring, the baseball and softball teams at Beaufort High did one better.

Both teams got hot at the right time and went into the AAAA lower state playoffs on a mission. Both went on to win district championships and advanced to the lower state final four bracket of class AAAA.

The baseball team went 3-0 in district VI-AAAA, winning the district championship with a 9-7 win over Hartsville. The Eagles then entered the double-elimination four-team lower state final four bracket and the magic ran out. Beaufort ended its season with losses to Lugoff-Elgin and Hilton Head.

Earning all-region honors from the baseball team were Rome Wallace, Jeffrey Smyth and Cooper Woods.

The softball team finished third in the region standings but also got hot in the district tournament. Beaufort won the district VII-AAAA title with three wins and advanced to the lower state finals.

Beaufort came up short in the lower state finals, losing games to Lugoff-Elgin and Berkeley to finish out with a 13-12 record. Seniors Savanna Mullen and Mary Claire Sumner earned all-region honors. Mullen batted .419 with 22 RBI’s while Sumner batted .557 with 44 hits and 31 runs scored.

Two other seniors had productive seasons for Beaufort. Krislynn Coolong batted .351 with 25 RBI’s while Caroline O’Hara batted .321 with 19 RBI’s.

Earning all-region honors in boys’ tennis were Mitchell Russell and Griffin Stone.

The boys’ soccer team finished second in the region and picked up one playoff victory before getting eliminated by Myrtle Beach. All-region picks included Raymond Ramos, Raul Jaramillo-Ruiz, and Luke Owens.

The girls’ soccer team also finished second in the region. The team beat Crestwood in the first-round of the lower state playoffs before losing to Myrtle Beach. Earning all-region honors were Heiley Hernandez, Bella Kimbrell and Maggie Crisologo.

 In track, Savionna Glover qualified for the AAAA state finals in the triple jump, long jump and 100-meter dash. Keyasha Brown qualified in the 100 hurdles and Tatyanna Fripp qualified in the shot put. Reggie Jones qualified in the 400 hurdles and pole vault and Kyliek Middleton qualified for the 400 meter finals.

Desmond Gaillard qualified in the triple jump and high jump while Isaiah Parker qualified for the finals in the shot put.

The state track and field championships are May 12-13 in Columbia.

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