Bishop England pitcher Jimmy Lindberg didn't have his best stuff Monday night against Hanahan.
It was still good enough to beat Hanahan.
Lindberg gave up just three hits and struck out 10 batters and Andrew Kinard had three hits and drove in a run to lead Bishop England past Hanahan, 4-1, Monday night in the Class AA semifinals.
The Hawks (20-8-1) will take on the winner of the Waccamaw-Marion game Wednesday night at home in an elimination game.
The Bishops (23-8) will face the winner of that game on Friday for the right to move onto the Class AA state finals.
Lindberg struggled early, giving up all three hits and walking three batters in the opening three innings of the game.
Hanahan's Ryan Manore, who hit two home runs against Marion on Saturday night, led off the game with a double. Brett Hines slapped another double two batters later and the Hawks led 1-0.
"I usually settle in later on the game, that's just the way I pitch sometimes," Lindberg said. "I struggled throwing strikes early on, and I got behind in the count. Hanahan is a good hitting team and they took advantage of it."
In the third, Lindberg walked the bases loaded with two outs, but struck out Hawks catcher Skylar Hunter to end the inning.
From there Lindberg had little trouble with the Hawks, retiring 15 of the next 17 batters he faced.
"Jimmy threw a lot of pitches, but I thought he battled and bulldogged his way through the game," said Bishop England coach Bill Collier. "It was a great clutch performance from Jimmy.
"It wasn't his best performance, but he got the outs when we needed them the most."
The Bishops tied the game in their half of the first on Kinard's run-scoring single to right after Morgan Bastian led off the inning with a single.
The Bishops got two runs in the second inning, which was highlighted by Cameron Garrett's solo home run.
The Bishops added another run in the fifth inning for the final margin of victory.
"Jimmy is a very good pitcher," said Hanahan coach Brian Mitchell. "He locates the ball very well, he changes speeds. He's got a good breaking ball and a good fastball, and he had us off-balance most of the game.
"The turning point was the third inning when we had the bases loaded and didn't come away with anything. You can't do that. You've got to have those big hits in those situations to beat a team as good as Bishop England."