Beaufort High made a resounding statement in the opener of its three-game Region 7-4A series with county rival Hilton Head High, winning 13-2 on the road Monday.
Ethan Graham struck out six over six strong innings to earn the win and went 3-for-4 with an RBI at the plate for the Eagles. Paul Winland was 3-for-5 with a double, Luke Londono was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs, Jeffrey Smyth was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, and Reed Reichel was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Beaufort.
Jake Roberts and Jeff Hays each went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for the Seahawks.
The Eagles (9-0, 1-0) host the Seahawks (7-3, 0-1) for game 2 of the series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.