High School Sports

Highlanders dump defending SCISA champion Falcons

Heathwood Hall defeated defending SCISA state champion Ben Lippen 10-5 on Tuesday night to improve to 4-0 overall, 3-0 in Region 2-3A.

Melton Bristow continued his strong early-season play for the Highlanders. The senior pitcher/shortstop was the winning hurler and continued his torrid hitting against the Falcons.

Bristow pitched six innings on the way to his third win of the season, allowing six hits and two earned runs, with 10 strikeouts and just one walk. He is 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA to date, is holding opposition batters to a .203 batting average and has 24 strikeouts and only three walks in 17 innings of work.

At the plate, Bristow went 3-for-4 vs. the Falcons with two doubles, one triple, two runs scored and five RBIs. For the season, the HH standout is hitting .647 (11-for-17) with six doubles, two triples, six runs scored and nine RBIs.

Walker Sojourner had an interesting night, officially going 0-for-2, but he scored three runs and had one RBI.

Heathwood Hall had a 6-1 lead, but saw the Falcons cut the deficit to 6-5 in the top of the sixth inning. The Highlands, however, put it was in the bottom of the sixth with four runs.

Heathwood Hall travels to face St. Joseph’s in Greenville in a region outing on Thursday, and completes its non-region series with Lower Richland Saturday in Hopkins. The Highlands are entered in a tournament at the Ripen Experience in Myrtle Beach next week.