Hilton Head Christian Academy baseball made its first day on its new home field in Bluffton a memorable one, earning a 14-12 win Tuesday over Memorial Day out of Savannah.
The Eagles jumped out to a 12-2 lead after four innings, sparked by Michael Zoodsma’s towering blast into the trees in right-center in the first, but the Matadors clawed their way back, coming within two runs in the seventh inning before Jacob Eddy held off the late rally.
Keene Reese was fantastic in the cleanup spot, going 3-for-4, while Zoodsma made history with the first home run at the Eagles’ new field. Zoodsma, Jace Blackshear, and Jackson Lanier collected two hits apiece, and Ben Eddy was 3-for-4 with a pair of runs driven in.
Kyle Scannell set the tone on the mound, throwing 1 1-3 innings and surrendering just two hits while picking up a pair of strikeouts before exiting due to illness. Jacob Eddy saved the day in the final inning, shutting the door on a Matador comeback attempt with just one hit allowed.
HHCA (6-10, 2-7) closes out the regular season at John Paul II on Thursday.
By Wes Kerr