Week 1 Recap: Caps Defeat Wakefield and Garner – Off to 2-0 Start
The Broughton Varsity Baseball team opened its 2019 season with a bang last week as the Caps rolled to victories over Wakefield and Garner.

Wednesday, February 27- (Wiley Warren Field):  Broughton- 10, Wakefield 0

Broughton opened the 2019 season with a 10-0 shutout of Wakefield behind the impressive performances of three seniors.  Starting Pitcher Xander Hamilton (Sr.) was nearly flawless, giving up only two hits and two walks in five innings while striking out nine.  Co-Captains Joe Barrow (Sr. 3B) and Robert Ramseur (Sr. C) were perfect as they combined to go 6-6 with a homerun, two doubles, two singles and a walk.

The Caps got off to a bit of a slow start, but in the bottom of the 3rd, they erupted to take the lead.  After a lead-off walk by Davis Clemmons (Jr. CF), Ramseur doubled, moving Clemmons to third.  Clemmons scored three pitches later on a passed ball.  One batter later, Barrow tomahawked a two run blast over the right field fence and the Caps took a 3-0 lead.

Broughton wasn’t finished with the offensive production, however.  In the bottom of the 4th with Campbell Nixon (Sr. DH) drawing a walk, the Caps started a two-out rally with a Clemmons single.  Ramseur loaded the bases with an infield single and Hamilton walked, plating one.  Barrow then singled, driving in two more for the Caps.  Broughton led 6-0 after four.

In the bottom of the 5th, Josh Holloman (Jr. SS) nabbed a lead-off walk and was followed by Daniel Brown (Jr. 1B) who singled.  After another Wakefield passed ball advanced Holloman and Brown, Hamilton Andrews (Jr. LF) hit a two-run single.  Clemmons drew another walk and Ramseur got his second double of the game to score Andrews.  Hamilton ended the game with an RBI single to left as the Caps invoked the mercy rule with a 10-0 victory.

Thursday, February 28- (Wiley Warren Field):  Broughton- 3, Garner 0

Broughton gutted out a tough 3-1 win over rival Garner behind solid pitching performances by Joe Barrow (Sr.) and Josh Holloman (Jr.) and a two run homer by Hamilton Andrews (Jr. LF).  Barrow was brilliant for the Caps, surrendering no hits and only two walks against 8 strikeouts in four solid innings of work. Holloman worked three innings in relief and did not surrender an earned run to nab the save for the Caps.

After three and a half scoreless innings, the Caps led off the bottom of the 4th with a single from Jon Benefield (Sr. 2B).  Holloman bunted for a single and Daniel Brown (Jr. 1B) hit a hard ground ball for a single that scored Benefield.  Two batters later, Andrews  homered to left giving the Caps a 3-0 advantage.  It was the first homerun for Andrews as a Varsity player.

Garner made it interesting, plating one run in the top of the 5th and loading the bases in he 7th, but Holloman was too strong, striking out the last batter to secure the win for the Caps- their first against Garner since 2016.

Record: 2-0 (overall); 0-0 (conference)

2019 Upcoming Varsity Home Games:

3/8/19 vs. Green Hope

3/11/19 vs. Athens Drive

3/14/19 vs. Middle Creek

3/19/19 vs. Southeast Raleigh

Baseball player

Varsity Roster & Schedule

1 Josh Sine 5’11” 155 R/R RHP 2019
2 Josh Holloman 6’0” 145 R/R IF/RHP 2020
3 Hamilton Andrews 5’8” 165 R/R OF 2020
4 Jon Benefield 5’7” 155 R/R IF/OF 2019
5 Davis Clemmons 5’9” 165 R/R OF 2020
6 Campbell Nixon 5’10” 180 L/L OF/1B/LHP 2019
7 Worth Warner 6’3” 185 R/R OF/RHP 2020
8 Nick Hoskin 5’10” 150 R/R C/IF 2019
9 Clay Epperson 5’10” 150 R/R UTL/RHP 2019
10 Davis Wilson 5’11” 150 R/R IF 2019
12 Brandon Gregory 6’1” 160 R/R RHP/OF 2020
13 Robert Ramseur 6’3” 190 R/R C/1B 2019
14 Eli Baldwin 5’9” 150 R/R RHP 2020
16 Joe Barrow 6’3” 200 R/R IF/RHP 2019
17 George Swearingen 5’9” 185 R/R C/IF 2020
18 Penn Sealey 6’4” 185 R/R IF/RHP 2019
22 Daniel Brown 6’3” 175 L/L LHP/1B 2020
24 Xander Hamilton 6’4” 225 R/L OF/RHP 2019
15 Jere Morton Head Coach Elena Ashburn Principal
20 Chris Newton Asst. Coach Dorrian Stephens A.D.
Will Childs Asst. Coach Kelly Robertson A.T.
Brian Coleman Student Manager
Nolan Wilson Student Manager

VARSITY Schedule
Sat February 16 Scrimmage 1 @ Terry Sanford 4:00
Sat February 23 Scrimmage 2 vs Durham Jordan 2:00
Wed February 27 Wakefield 4:00
Thu February 28 @ Garner 4:00
Thu March 7 @ Middle Creek 4:30
Fri March 8 Green Hope 4:00
Mon March 11 Athens Drive 4:30
Wed March 13 @ Cary (Endowment) 4:30
Thu March 14 Middle Creek 4:30 Teacher Appreciation
Tue March 19 Southeast Raleigh 4:30
Thu March 21 Wake Forest 4:00
Fri March 22 @ Southeast Raleigh 4:30
Sat March 23 Hoggard 3:00 Strike Out ALS
Tue March 26 @ Enloe 4:30
Thu March 28 Enloe 4:30
Tue April 2 Leesville 4:30 Youth Day
Fri April 5 @ Leesville 6:00
Tue April 9 @ Gibbons 6:00
Thu April 11 Gibbons 4:30
Thu April 18 SW Guilford (@ Holly Springs HS) 7:00 Bobby Murray
Fri April 19 Rolesville (@ Holly Springs HS) 4:00 Bobby Murray
Sat April 20 TBA (@ Millbrook HS) TBA Bobby Murray
Wed April 24 Sanderson 4:30
Fri April 26 @ Sanderson 6:00
Tue April 30 @ Millbrook 6:00
Thu May 2 Millbrook 4:30 Senior Day

J. V. Roster
1 Jack McConnell OF 2021
2 Damien Ford IF 2022
3 Logan Butler OF 2022
4w/6g Wes Kornely RHP/1B 2022
5 Hazen Lancaster LHP/1B 2021
7 Walker Marsh RHP/UTL 2021
8 Will Felton IF/RHP 2021
9 Nic Edward IF/UTL 2022
10 Ben Gilbert IF/RHP 2021
11 Jackson Hubbell LHP/1B 2022
12 Landon Thomas OF/RHP 2022
13 Chris Gruskin IF/RHP 2021
14 Sanjay Lindsay RHP/OF 2021
15 Cameron Kaplinger UTL/RHP 2022
17 Brett Nixon RHP/IF 2022
23 Xander Lietz C/IF 2021
Alex Scott Head Coach
John Woods Asst. Coach

J.V. Schedule
Sat February 23 Scrimmage vs Durham Jordan 11:00
Wed February 27 @ Wakefield 4:00
Thu February 28 Garner 4:00
Tue March 5 Green Hope 4:00
Thu March 7 Middle Creek 4:00
Fri March 8 @ Green Hope 4:00
Mon March 11 @ Athens Drive 4:30
Wed March 13 Cary 4:30
Thu March 14 @ Middle Creek 4:30
Tue March 19 @ Southeast Raleigh 4:30
Thu March 21 @ Wake Forest 4:00
Fri March 22 Southeast Raleigh 4:30
Sat March 23 Hoggard 12:00
Tue April 2 @ Leesville 4:30
Fri April 5 Leesville 4:30
Tue April 9 Gibbons 4:30
Thu April 11 @ Gibbons 4:30
Wed April 24 @ Sanderson 4:30
Fri April 26 Sanderson 4:30
Tue April 30 Millbrook 4:30
Thu May 2 @ Millbrook 4:30

Caps have 2 big Games Vs Leesville on Wed & Friday–  Blayne Brown Kids Camp Saturday Morning 8:30

After a huge win Friday night to Win The 31st Bobby Murray Invitation they have 2 big conference games against Leesville Rd.   Varsity at Leesville on Wed 4:30Start, Friday at Home 4:30 Start.

Pictures From Bobby Murray Tournament 

Blayne Brown Kids Camp Saturday Morning
Next Saturday!! Free Kids Camp at Broughton HS. 2018 Blayne Brown Camp, Ages 7-12, 8:30am-12pm. Free! Email if interested jmorton@wcpss.net . Can sign up Saturday Morning

2018 Overall Record 8-6
2018 Conference Record 3-1

Caps will Compete for First Bobby Murray Tournament Championship since 1991
Caps will face the winner of Middle Creek vs Corinth Holders (1pm Fridayon Friday night at 7pm at Millbrook for the 31st Annual Bobby Murray Championship.  Hope to see you there!

2018 Overall Record 7-6
2018 Conference Record 3-1

April 21st ALS Game Info from Ryan Combs!

Good afternoon:

I would like to confirm there will be a another Chris Combs Baseball Classic at NC State’s Doak Field this year. The tournament is on the same day as the Triangle Walk for the ALS Association. Chris once again has Team Chris Combs walking that morning, and I know the players walked last year but our family was in Boston for the ALS game. I know my brother would be thrilled to have Broughton walk with him this year. http://web.alsa.org/site/TR/Walks/NorthCarolina?team_id=365581&pg=team&fr_id=12983

The schedule for the day is about 90% complete, and here is what it looks like:

Current Schedule
1:00pm  Broughton vs. Southern Lee 
3:15pm   Wake Forest vs. Wakefield
5:30pm   Millbrook vs. Sanderson

Johnson-Lambe has once again agreed to donate a set of game jerseys to the team that raises the most money. Last year Broughton and Millbrook were incredible and raised over 30,000 combined.

What I envision this year is to not have the teams themselves feel pressure to raise the money, but for the programs to ask the parents to help think of companies and business owners in your area who might be willing to do a sponsorship for the tournament. I am selling sponsorships for $500 and $1,000 right now. The $1,000 sponsors will get their logo on the scoreboard during the tournament and both sponsor levels will be announced during each game. (The ALS Association is creating the websites for each school to monitor their fundraising. We will share those links once they are live.)

100% of the money raised goes to the ALS Association of NC. The association uses the money to fund programs to support victims and their families of ALS. It costs hundred of thousands of dollars to care for a family member who has ALS. 

The most important thing that can happen through this tournament is for everyone involved, especially the players, to have a better understanding of what a cruel disease ALS is, and that currently there is no cure. Because ALS only effects such a small percentage of the US population, the Federal government does not invest into research for ALS like they do HIV and Cancer. Since my brothers diagnosis 2 years ago, he has raised over 2 million dollars for Project ALS out of New York. Project ALS has raised close to 100 million for research to find a cure. 

Just as womens’ basketball has taken breast cancer head on, baseball needs to fight to find a cure for ALS. Lou Gehrig, NC Native and MLB Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter, former Western Carolina and ECU baseball coach Keith LeClair, and the creator of the Ice Bucket Challenge, Boston College baseball player Pete Frates all were victims of ALS. Pete Frates continues to fight on, and the Boston College program is constantly carrying the torch. 

15 new cases a day
6,000 people diagnosed each year
20,000 people living with ALS in the US
2-5 year life expectancy
ALS takes away the patients ability to walk, write, dress themselves, speak, and swallow
60% of ALS patients are male
90% of ALS patients are Caucasian 

Thanks again for being a part of this tournament. Baseball is such a big part of my family’s life, and I can think of no better way to honor my brother than by raising money and awareness through a game that has given our family so much. 

If you have any questions please feel free to call or email me. My cell number is 919-633-0686


Ryan Combs

Team Chris Combs Hat

Order your Brick for the Wiley Warren Memorial Garden
Orders are due back by March 29th.
If you have questions please contact Chris Newton enewton1@wcpss.net


COST:        $100 PER BRICK



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Broughton Opens Season With 2-0
Win Over Panther Creek

Link to Game Photos
Cary, N.C.-  The Broughton Caps opened the 2018 varsity baseball season with a hard fought 2-0 road win over Panther Creek.  Backed by a strong pitching performance by Junior Xander Hamilton, the Caps were able to hold the dangerous bats of Panther Creek scoreless.  Hamilton showed no signs of an pre-season ankle injury, giving up only 2 hits and carding 8 strikeouts.  Senior Kyle Ehlers was credited with the save after retiring the side in the bottom of the 6th inning.

The game was largely a pitching duel between Hamilton, a Virginia Tech commit, and Panther Creek Sophomore Koen Moreno, an East Carolina commit, until the top of the 5th.  Broughton Junior Campbell Nixon drew a walk to lead off the inning and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Senior Jackson Highsmith.  Ehlers reached on an error and Sophomore Josh Holloman drew another walk to load the bases for the Caps.  Senior Mathis Dean made the Catamounts pay with an opposite field single that scored two.

The game was called with two outs in the bottom of the 7th inning with the Caps ahead 5-1.  Since the inning had not completed, the final score reverted to the score at the end of the 6th.

The Caps face Garner in its home opener Friday at 4:00.  Come out to the ballpark and support the Caps!

2018 Overall Record 1-0
2018 Conference Record 0-0


Opening Day at Panther Creek 4:00pm!

Guy Hitting Homer

Spring Is Here
Tryouts Start Feb 14th!  


Tryout schedule:

Feb 14 – Defense, Velocity, Speed, Pitching (11/12 Graders)

Feb 15 – Hitting, Pitching (9/10 Graders)

Feb 16 – Live Situations


First Varsity Scrimmage is set for Feb. 17th @ Terry Sanford

2nd Varsity Scrimmage is set for Feb. 24th vs Wakefield at 2pm


First JV Scrimmage is set for Feb. 24th vs Wakefield at 11am


Link to 2018 Schedule
*Please note that our March 5th game at Garner is potentially being moved to Doak Field at NC State.


2018 BHS Varsity Baseball Schedule

2/17/18 Scrimmage @ Terry Sanford Away 1:00
2/24/18 Scrimmage vs Wakefield Home 2:00
2/28/18 @ Panther Creek Away 4:00
3/2/18 Garner Home 4:00
3/5/18 @ Garner S. Garner 4:00
3/8/18 @ Wake Forest Away 4:00
3/10/18 @ Wilmington Hoggard Away 4:00
3/12/18 Athens Drive Home 4:00
3/13/18 @ Southeast Raleigh Away 4:30
3/16/18 Southeast Raleigh Home 4:30
3/20/18 Enloe Home 4:30
3/21/18 Cary (Endowment) Home 4:30
3/23/18 @ Enloe Away 4:30
3/26/18 Knightdale (Teacher Appreciation) Home 4:30
3/28/18 @ Durham Jordan Away 7:00
4/5/18 Bobby Murray Tournament Heritage TBD
4/6/18 Bobby Murray Tournament Heritage TBD
4/7/18 Bobby Murray Tournament Millbrook TBD
4/11/18 @ Leesville Road Away 4:30
4/13/18 Leesville Road Home 4:30
4/17/18 Cardinal Gibbons Home 4:30
4/20/18 @ Cardinal Gibbons Away 4:30
4/24/18 @ Sanderson Away 7:00
4/27/18 Sanderson Home 4:30
5/1/18 @ Millbrook Away 7:00
5/3/18 Millbrook (Senior Day) Home 4:30
5/9/18 Playoffs Round 1
5/12/18 Playoffs Round 2
5/15/18 Playoffs Round 3
5/18/18 Playoffs Round 4
5/22-26/18 Regional
6/1-2/18 State Championship
BOLD: Cap-7 Opponent
Head Coach: Jere Morton IV
Assistants: Chris Newton
Will Childs
Jonathan Redd
Athletic Director: Aaron Minger
Athletic Trainer: Kelly Robertson
Principal: Elena Ashburn



Right Field Dedication to #6 Jackson Williams

If you look out into right field at the Wiley Warren Baseball Field at Broughton High School this spring, you’ll see a simple and elegant number six banner gracing the wall. The banner is in honor of Jackson Williams, class of 2014, who graced right field himself, for many years.

Jackson died over Christmas in 2016. His former teammates promptly gathered together and made the decision to find a meaningful way to honor Jackson’s memory. They could not have thought of a more appropriate tribute, and Jackson’s family cannot thank them enough.  Baseball served a very important role in Jackson’s life, as it has for so many players over the years. It taught him discipline, respect, humility, patience and drive. It gave him a focus that is so critical for boys of this age.

Jackson was a kind, gentle, steadfast young man who lived every single day with purpose. His family is extremely thankful for the prayers, love, and kindness that has been shown to them, and they know Jackson’s kind and gentle presence is missed by so many. A simple way to honor Jackson would be to live each day with a heart filled with goodness.

You may also want to consider making a donation to the John Jackson Williams Endowed Scholarship that has been established at NC State University, Jackson’s alma mater. Checks can be made payable to NC Textile Foundation with “John Jackson Williams Scholarship” written on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to NC Textile Foundation, Campus Box 8301, Raleigh, NC  27695-8301. If you have questions, please call 919-515-3878, the Foundation staff is happy to assist. Because of this named scholarship, Jackson will always be in our hearts and minds. Jackson will be peacefully laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.

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