Oliver Holmes tossed a complete game and Paul Winland went deep to lead Beaufort High baseball to a 3-1 win at May River on Thursday.
Holmes struck out seven, walked three, and allowed five hits, and he took a shutout into the seventh.
May River’s Zach Murdaugh matched zeroes with Holmes for three innings, but Winland’s one-out bomb to center broke the scoreless tie in the fourth. The Eagles pushed across two more runs in the inning with the aid of a pair of walks, a passed ball that allowed a strikeout victim to reach, and a wild pitch that scored a run.
Holmes made it hold up, but the Sharks made him work in the seventh. Bennett Roemers, Elijah Peter, and Darrin Horn all singled to load the bases for the Sharks, and Winland was unable to handle John Pesaturo’s sharp grounder to third, putting May River on the board and moving the tying run into scoring position with one out.
But the Beaufort left-hander was up to the task, recording a strikeout and getting a ground ball to second to seal the win.
Murdaugh struck out seven and walked two over five innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits, and Peter struck out three over two perfect innings in relief.
Beaufort (2-0) travels to Oceanside Collegiate at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
May River (1-3) hosts Lake Marion on Friday.
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