An eight-run fifth inning proved to be the difference as Bluffton outslugged host Beaufort High 15-13 in the rubber match of their three-game Region 7-4A series Friday.
Katie Ryan went 4-for-5 with two doubles, five RBIs, and four runs to lead the Bobcats. Isaella Spears was 3-for-5 with two runs, and Jesa-Lynn Wagner was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.
Essence Champion was 2-for-3 with two homers, three RBIs, and four runs, Madison Sanchez was 4-for-5 with a triple and four RBIs, and Kylie Rast was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Eagles.
Bluffton (4-5, 2-1) opens another three-game region series at home against Colleton County on Monday. Beaufort (2-8, 1-2) travels to Hilton Head High to start a three-game region series Monday.