Hilton Head Prep baseball continued its dominant start to the season with a 13-3 rout of visiting Peachtree Academy on Saturday, using a 10-run fifth inning to break open a tied game.
Peachtree tied it at 3 with a run in the top of the fifth, but the Dolphins erupted for 10 in the bottom of the frame to invoke the 10-run mercy rule.
The top of the HHP order did damage all afternoon, as leadoff man Tommy Stauffer went 3-for-4 with a double and scored four times, and Jaiden Hrobar was 4-for-4 with three doubles, three runs, and five RBIs in the two hole. Phoenix Betancourt also had a big day, going 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs.
Stauffer and Hrobar also got it done on the mound. Stauffer went two innings and allowed two runs and three hits with four walks, and Hrobar gave up one unearned run over three frames with two hits and no walks.
“Today felt like the ‘Tommy and Jaiden Show’ the way they performed in all phases,” HHP coach Chris Wells said. “They are certainly a joy to coach and watch play. It feels good to get a quality win against a quality program like Peachtree.”
The Dolphins (3-0) host Coastal Homeschool at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
By Justin Jarrett