HS BSB: HHCA holds off Matadors to win first game on new campus

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.

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HHCA’s Michael Zoodsma connected for the first home run at the Eagles’ new on-campus field in Bluffton. (Photo by Justin Jarrett)
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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

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