HS Baseball: HHP Overcomes Sloppy Defense To Down JPII

Hilton Head Prep used a big first inning to help overcome four errors and hang on for a 7-4 home win over John Paul II in a key region matchup Wednesday.

Jaiden Hrobar went 2-for-3 with a double, three runs and three stolen bases, Luke Foley was 2-for-3 with a stolen base, a run, and two RBIs, and Tommy Stauffer was 2-for-4 and scored a run to lead the offense for the Dolphins, who scored four runs in the first and held off a late rally.

Foley earned the win, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits over six innings with six strikeouts and one walk. 

“Our defense was sloppy as heck today, but ultimately we made the plays when we really needed it and the team just found a way to grind out a key region victory for us,” HHP coach Chris Wells said.

Hayden Jennings was 3-for-4 with a double and a run, Landry Donath was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Ray Johnson was 2-for-4 with an RBI for JPII.

Adrian Skipper took the loss, allowing six runs over five innings with seven strikeouts and six walks. 

HHP (6-1, 2-0) continues region play against visiting Thomas Heyward on Tuesday. JPII (2-2, 1-1) hosts Memorial Day on Saturday. 

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