Steele Burd picked up his first career victory on the mound, and Hilton Head Prep’s offense exploded late to break open a tie game and defeat Battery Creek 17-3 on the road Tuesday to stay unbeaten.
The home side opened up a 2-0 lead with a pair of first-inning runs, but Burd came on in relief for Hilton Head Prep in the second and pitched a pair of scoreless frames to keep the deficit at two. HHP’s offense awoke in the fourth with a three-spot to take a 3-2 lead, and Battery Creek answered with a run in the bottom of the fifth to knot the contest at 3.
Then the sixth-inning eruption began, as Hilton Head Prep sent an incredible 14 across home plate to blow the game open before closing out the run-rule victory in the home half.
Burd spun a dazzling four innings to earn the win, allowing just two hits and one run while striking out six batters.
“Great job by Steele coming in relief and closing the door,” HHP head coach Chris Wells said. “Congratulations to him on getting his first varsity win.”
Luke Foley put up another tremendous day at the dish, going 4-for-5 with a quartet of RBIs. Jaiden Hrobar and Reese Malon each notched two hits and three RBIs, while Harrison Green picked up a pair of hits and drove in two runs.
Luke Sanders had an RBI triple for Battery Creek and limited the Dolphins to three runs and three hits over the first three innings before handing it over to the bullpen. Quade Matthews and Hunter Hollingsworth also had hits for the Dolphins, and Brandon Smith drove in a run.
HHP (11-0, 4-0) travels to Thomas Heyward on Thursday.