HS Softball: Eagles Suffer First Loss Of District Tourney

Beaufort High’s softball team fell into the elimination bracket with a 7-0 loss at top-seeded North Augusta in the Class 4A district playoffs Friday.

Lillian Bearden shut out the Yellow Jackets for four innings before the Eagles’ defense lapsed in the fifth. Bearden was charged with seven runs — only one earned – in a six-inning complete game. 

Essence Champion and Maliyah Hagan each had a hit for the Eagles.

Beaufort (8-15) will host Lakewood for an elimination game Monday with the winner advancing to the district championship round at North Augusta on Wednesday.

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