Hilton Head High baseball’s comeback effort came up short Monday at Hanahan, falling to the Hawks 7-5.
The home team opened the scoring on a balk to take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Both sides traded runs in the second and third, as an RBI groundout and a Juju Mlodzinski single got the Seahawks on the board.
Hanahan scored another in the fourth on a solo homer to make it 4-2 and plated two more in the fifth to double the lead. The Seahawks clawed to within a pair in the sixth on a Kyle Markowitz single followed by a fielding error before a Mason Woznac double gave the Hawks an insurance run to make it 7-4.
Hilton Head started a rally in the seventh by loading the bases and scoring on a balk to trim the lead to 7-5, but a strikeout ended the comeback bid.
Mlodzinski led the Seahawk offense, going 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Tate Miller was strong in the leadoff spot with two hits, and Connor Gardner threw a strong inning of relief, allowing no earned runs and striking out three
Hilton Head (8-10, 4-5) hosts Bishop England on Wednesday.
By Wes Kerr