HS Baseball: Big 7th Inning Helps Dolphins Clinch Region Crown

Hilton Head Prep scored 12 runs in the seventh inning to rally for a 13-5 victory at Thomas Heyward on Thursday and lock up the SCISA Region 1-2A title. 

THA’s Louie Smith shut down the Dolphins for five innings, striking out eight and walking five while allowing one run and three hits, but HHP got to the Rebels’ bullpen in a major way in the seventh. 

“What grit and determination our guys showed tonight.  To explode like that on the road in the seventh was flat-out awesome,” HHP coach Chris Wells said. “To lock up the region and do it in come-from-behind fashion is something none of us will ever forget.”  

Luke Foley was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs, Gage Hurlbut was 1-for-3 with four stolen bases, three runs, and an RBI, Jaiden Hrobar was 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI, and Torin Hrobar was 1-for-3 with a run and two RBIs for HHP.

Foley picked up the win for the Dolphins, allowing five runs (one earned) and six hits over 6 1/3 innings with four strikeouts and two walks, and Connor McDonnell recorded the final two outs. 

Smith was 3-for-3 with a run and two stolen bases, and John Hewlett was 1-for-2 with a run and two RBIs for the Rebels.

HHP (12-3, 6-1) will complete its suspended game at John Paul II at 10 a.m. Saturday. THA (7-9, 5-3) also must complete a suspended game against the Golden Warriors at a time and date to be determined.

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