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No Drama at Heritage as Caps Take Care of Business With a 10-1 Effort and Set Up a Cap 8 Showdown With First Place Wakefield!
Home – Heritage 1
Visitors – Broughton 10
Cap’s bats explode for 12 hits and 10 runs and handcuff Heritage batters for one unearned run behind a solid defensive effort and reliably pitching from the Senior hurlers Brandon Saunders and Pierce Jensen who combined for a one hitter and 6 strikeouts.
The Caps jumped out of the gates early, scoring 4 runs on back to back doubles by So.’s Joe Bialkowski and Wilson White with hot swinging Sr. Payne Eller’s finishing out the scoring in the inning with a two run RBI single. After surrendering an unearned run in the 2nd to Heritage, off a rundown throwing mistake, the Caps canceled it out in the top of the 4th with a run of their own off back to back singles by So.’s Max Magallanes and Wilson White. In the Top of the 5th the Caps bats blew it wide open with 4 more runs with lead off back to back doubles by Sr.’s Saunders and Eller, his 2nd RBI of the afternoon. A RBI single by Sr. Josh Clark and a walk by Sr. Kevin Partin set up two more RBI opportunities for So.’s Magallanes and Bialkowski with Magallanes lifting a sacrifice fly to left followed up by a double by Bialkowski for his 2nd RBI of the game. Caps picked up their last run in the 7th with So. Ziquine Hopkins working a walk and scoring from first on a RBI double to left center by Sr. Closer, Pierce Jensen.
Sr. Brandon Saunders (3-0) picked up his 3rd win of the season pitching 5 strong innings. Saunders pitching with a big early lead pounded the strike zone with fast balls picking up 4 strikeouts and 10 infield outs. Sr. closer Pierce Jensen took the mound in the 6th and kept the door shut on the Heritage batters keeping them hitless and scoreless with pinpointed fastballs adding two more strikeouts and 4 more infield outs to the game stats.
Broughton leading hitters – J. Bialkowski 2-4 (2-2B, 1 run, 2 RBI’s); Wilson White 3-4 (1-2B, 2-1B, 1 run, 1 RBI); Will Cooper 1-4 (1B, 1 run, 1 RBI); Brandon Saunders 1-2 (1-2B, 2 runs); Payne Eller 2-3 (2B, 1B, 1 run, 2 RBI’s); Max Magallanes 1-3 (1B, 1 run, 1 RBI); J. Clark 1-3 (1B, 1 run, 2 RBI’s); Pierce Jensen 1-1 (2B, 1RBI).
The Caps next game is scheduled for Thursday, March 31 at Wakefield 4:00pm, weather permitting.
Big news, Sanderson lost their lead and lost the game to Wake Forest Rolesville in extra innings yesterday, leaving Wakefield and Broughton tied at the top of the Cap 8 Conference setting the stage for an early first place head to head league battle!
Go Capitals and let’s make sure we show up in force to cheer our TEAM to victory!
Record Overall (7-2) Conf. (4-1)
Caps starting pitcher Wilson White throws a gem and gets a one batter game saving assist from lefty, Joe Bialkowski, to hand a 4-3 Loss to Enloe.
Home – Broughton 4
Visitors – Enloe 3
Caps Starting Pitcher Sophomore Wilson White Throws a Gem and Gets a One Batter Game Saving Assist from Sophomore Lefty, Joe Bialkowski, To Hand a 4-3 Loss To Visiting Enloe.
The Caps returned home Thursday to take on a visiting Enloe Team. Like Tuesday’s win over Wake Forest Rolesville, the Caps were in control the entire game until the 7th and had to survive a late game threat to win. The Caps bats, which have been a little quite lately, woke up a bit and produced seven hits including two solo home runs to pick up 4 runs for the day. So. Bialkowski got things off to a great start with a lead off double to the right field corner in the 1st but was stranded. Broughton picked up a run in the 2nd with third baseman Sr. Payne Eller leading things off with a single and was moved over when Sr. Tanner Parkers was hit by a pitch. Sr. Josh Clark’s well placed sacrifice bunt advanced the runners and Eller scored on So. Max Magallanes’s fielder’s choice grounder to the shortstop. The Caps pick up a 2nd run in the 3rd with a solo homerun blast over the left center wall by first baseman, Sr. Brandon Saunders. The Caps respond to Enloe’s two run 4th with two runs of their own in the bottom of the 5th. Leading off the 5th, Bialkowski smoked the second solo homerun of the day over the right center wall for his second hit of the afternoon. With two outs, Saunders got pitched around drawing the walk and scored the 4th run of the day from first base on Sr. Payne Eller’s double to right center field for his game leading third hit. Sr. Tanner Parker then delivered a line drive to center field for a single but the throw at the plate got Sr. Eller for the last out of the inning but the 4 runs proved enough to secure the win.
Winning pitcher, So. Wilson White had total mastery of the Enloe batters for the majority of the game but two improbable throwing errors in the 4th by the Caps allowed Enloe to tie the game 2-2. The Caps settled back down and played error free ball the rest of the way keeping Enloe scoreless in the top of the 5th and 6th innings. Things got interesting in the top of the 7th with White coming back out to try and finish the game and pick up the Caps second complete game of the week by Caps starting pitchers. Enloe led off the 7th with a triple and followed that up with an RBI single with one out to get within 1 at 4-3. With a man on first, White picks up the second out on a fly ball to center but has trouble picking up the last out, walking the next two batters to load the bases. White, with 6 strikeouts, 4 hits and 3 walks on the afternoon, gave way to So. left hander Bialkowski to save the lead. With every pitch, the crowd noise grew louder and playoff tension like atmosphere abound, as the count made its way to 3-2. The ever steady and ever calm Bialkowski delivered a great 3-2 pitch resulting in a fly ball to Sr. short stop Kevin Partin who put it away for the last out picking up the save for winning pitcher Wilson White. The Caps exciting win, keeps them tied for first place in the Cap 8 Conference race with Wakefield and Sanderson.
Broughton leading hitters – Payne Eller 3-3 (2B, 2-1B, 1 RBI); J. Bialkowski 2-3 (2B, HR, 1 RBI); Brandon Saunders 1-2 (1-HR, 1 RBI); Tanner Parker 1-3 (1B, 0 RBI’s).
The Caps next game is an away contest Monday, March 28, 7pm against non-conference opponent North Davidson.
Record Overall (5-2) Conf. (3-1)
Home – Wake Forest Rolesville 2
Visitors – Broughton 4
Saunders Hurls Complete Game and Caps Rebound with Big 4-2 Conference Road Win Vs. League Leading Wake Forest Rolesville
The Caps show up in Wake Forest with a short memory putting Friday’s disappointing outing with Leesville Road behind them. Combining exceptional pitching, a strong defensive effort with just enough hitting to take advantage of WFR’s errors and walks. WFR came into the day with an undefeated conference record (2-0) and their Ace Nick Silva on the mound but it was not enough for the mighty boys in purple and gold.
Caps jumped out early with 3 runs in the top of the 1st proving to be all the runs needed for the win. DH Will Barfield led things off with a walk and took second on a pass ball. JR., Will Cooper stroked a single to right center and scored Barfield. Sr. Brandon Saunders moved Cooper over and reached 1B on an errant throw pulling the first baseman off the bag. Sr.’s Payne Eller and Tanner Parker followed up with an RBI each scoring Cooper and Saunders for a Caps 3 run start. WFR ace Silva settled down after the first and the game turned into a Cap 8 pitching duel between Saunders and Silva Through six innings with neither team scoring till the 7th. Silva gave way to Lewis in the top of the 7th and the Caps pushed an insurance run across making it 4-0 taking advantage of 2 errors and 2 walks and Sr. Eller picking up his second RBI of the day.
Winning pitcher, Sr. Brandon Saunders (2-0), kept WFR scoreless the first 6 innings behind a tremendous defensive error free effort and solid pitching surrendering only one hit and keeping the WFR hitters off balance with 7 strikeouts. Things got interesting in the bottom of the 7th with Saunders coming back out to finish the 7th. Falling behind the #3 hitter, Saunders surrendered a solo home run over the center field fence but quickly regained his composure to get his 8th strikeout of the game on the cleanup hitter. Up 4-1 the next WFR hitter stroked a double into right fielder and was pushed home on a single by the next batter closing the gap 4-2. With a runner on 1B and one out, Saunders rolled a double play grounder to sure handed second baseman Sophomore Max Magallanes who lost the handle while trying to make the quick throw. The Caps bowed up and again showed growth and maturity quickly putting the miscue behind them. With runners on 1st and 2nd and one out, Saunders again rolled a grounder to second baseman Magallenes who came up big turning the 4-6-3 double play with Sr. SS Kevin Partin and Sr. 1B Charlie Goode to end the game 4-2. The Caps win puts them back in the crowded conference first place race!
Broughton leading hitters – J. Bialkowski 1-4 (1B, 1 RBI); Will Cooper 1-3 (1B, 1RBI); J. Clark 1-2 (1B, 1 RBI).
The Caps next game is this Thursday, March 24, 4pm at Home versus Enloe.
Record Overall (4-2) Conf. (2-1)
Perennial Powerhouse Leesville Roughs up the Caps
Home – Broughton 0
Visitors – Leesville 13
The Caps lost their way on Friday losing 13-0 in 5 innings. Leesville scored six runs in top of 1st. That was all the momentum needed for the win. Leesville’s ace Austin Berrios threw a no hitter shutting down the explosive BHS lineup.
Sr. Payne Eller started the game for BHS going 4 innings surrendering 6 runs in 1st and 3 runs in 4th. Charlie Goode relieved in 5th surrendering 4 runs to end the game.
The Caps will lick their wounds and be back in action tomorrow.
The Caps next game is this Tuesday, March 22 5:00pm, at Wake Forest Rolesville.
Caps Off to 1-0 Start In Conference Play with 10-5 victory at Rival Millbrook
Home – Millbrook 5
Visitors – Broughton 10
Caps get solid pitching, solid defense and timely hitting to overcome an early 2-0 deficient going ahead by 1 in the top of third scoring 3 runs on 3 singles by Sr. Pierce Jensen, Soph. Max Magallanes and Sr. Josh Clark with a couple of walks and a Millbrook throwing error to aid the cause. Millbrook made a pitching change in the 4th and the Caps capitalized by scoring 5 more runs. The first two Caps batters in the top of the 4th drew walks which were followed up with back to back doubles by Magallanes and Soph. Joe Biakowski for 3 of the 5 runs. Another walk and the 3rd double of the inning by Jr. Will “Big Fly” Cooper pushed two more runs across. The Caps add 2 more insurance runs in the top of the 6th with Bialkowski leading off with a single, his 3rd hit of the day and was moved over by a well placed sacrifice bunt by Josh Clark. Cooper parked his second hit of the day to the right center fence delivering his 4th RBI of the game. Running for Cooper, Jr. Will Barfield stole 2nd and scored on a double play error by the shortstop on the throw over to first in an attempt to get batter Payne Eller.
Winning pitcher, Sr. Brandon Saunders (1-0), pitched 4 good innings. After surrendering two in the first, he held Millbrook scoreless in the second and third facing just 7 batters retiring 3 on strikeouts and two on grounders including a double play. Millbrook pushed two more over in the 4th off Saunders who surrendered three singles before rolling a couple more outs and adding a strikeout. Soph. Wilson White provided two solid relief innings relieving Saunders in the in the 5th holding Millbrook scoreless for the next two innings maintaining his 0.0 ERA for the year with two strikeouts and two hits. Sr. Pierce Jensen came in the 7th to pick up the save throwing strikes with a good lead not allowing any walks and surrendering only one run to close the game out.
Broughton leading hitters – Joe Bialkowski 3-3 (2B, 2-1B, 1 RBI); Will Cooper 2-4 (2B, 1B, 4RBI’s); Max Magallanes 2-4 (1B, 2B, 2RBI’s); Josh Clark 1-2 (1B, 1 RBI); Pierce Jensen 1-3 (1B).
The Caps next game is this Friday, April 18 4:00pm, at Wiley Warren Field (BHS) versus Leesville Road.
Record Overall (3-1) Conf. (1-0)
Home – Broughton 7 (runners on 2nd and 3rd and no outs) Visitors – Middle Creek 15
Innings- 4 ½ innings; Game suspended due to darkness.
Caps dug themselves a deep hole early falling behind 14-0, in the first 4 innings committing 6 errors and allowing 9 unearned runs, while the Caps pitching staff surrendered 13 hits, including 2 – three run home runs by Middle Creek DH Seth Watkins off Caps starter Payne Eller.
Middle Creek starter, Jake Benechet carried a no hitter into the bottom of the 4th but the Caps rallied for 6 runs in the 4th as he lost the strike zone walking Saunders, Eller and White loading the bases with no outs. A Middle Creek error by the 3rd baseman on Tanner Parkers grounder scored the first Capitals run. Another walk, a 2 RBI single by Max Magallanes and a 2 RBI double by red hot Will Cooper concluded the 6 run 4th.
Joe Bialkowski took control of the mound in the 5th relieving Wilson White who pitched the 4th surrendering 2 unearned runs. White stalled the Middle Creek hitting attack surrendering only one hit with two strikeouts. Bialkowski picked up where White left off surrendering one earned run off one hit while striking out two.
Middle Creek ran out their 3rd pitcher of the game to start the bottom of the 5th and the Caps wasted no time getting the bats heated up again. Eller led off with a single and moved over to third on a double by Ziquine Hopkins and Tanner Parker picked up a RBI with a single. With runners on third and second, Blue suspended the game due to darkness. The teams will finish this game prior to the scheduled away game with Middle Creek on April 11.
See you tomorrow at East Wake for the Caps next game!
Record Overall (2-1) Conf. (0-0)
JV Record Overall (0-2) Conf. (0-0)
Caps started strong, scoring 2 in the bottom of the first. Soph. Joe Bialkowski walked and was moved over to second by a Sr. Josh Clark sacrifice bunt then Jr. Will “Big Fly” Cooper stroked a 2 run blast to right center (3rd HR of the season). In the third, Broughton posed another threat with Cooper drawing a walk. Pinch runner, Jr. Ziquine Hopkins, stole second and moved over to third on Sr. Brandon Saunder’s single to right center. Hopkins was unable to reach home on two infield put outs and Broughton missed a golden opportunity to recapture the lead.
W. Johnston took advantage of the missed opportunity and the Caps only error tying the game 2-2 in the top of the 4th. Starting pitcher Charlie Goode pitched 4 strong innings with 2 strikeouts and three hits giving up 2 unearned runs in the top of the 4th. Bialkowski took control of the mound for the start of the 5th, with an excellent performance limiting W. Johnston to just one hit and no runs in 3 innings of work.
Sr. Pierce Jensen got the call to pitch the 8th inning, after surrendered a solo HR to the first batter two additional earned runs scored off a double for a 3 run top of the 8th for W. Johnston. The Caps failing to muster a rally in bottom of the inning ended the game with a losing score of 5-2.
Next game is Monday at East Wake 4:30pm.
JV Record Overall (0-2) Conf. (0-0)
Sr. Brandon Saunders got the home start, giving up a two run homer in the top of the first, settled down and pitched 3 solid innings. Soph. Wilson White came in long relief and pitched 4 scoreless innings to pick up the win. BHS got another strong defensive effort with no errors.
JV Still Looking for some Chemistry, Fall 13-3 to Garner
The talented JV team is still looking for their sea legs but show signs of improvement. They get their next shot this afternoon.
JV Record Overall (0-2) Conf. (0-0)
Caps Win on Timely Hitting and Good Pitching
Offensively the Caps only had two hits, but made them count. Jr. Will Cooper hit a Monster Solo Home run in the third to tie it up and Sr. Pierce Jensen came up big with a two out RBI double in the sixth. Final Score 2-1
Caps Record Overall (1-0) Conf. (0-0)
Next Game- Thursday 3/3/11 against Garner at Wiley Warren Field 4:00pm
The JV Stumbles out of the gate
The JV opened up at the friendly confines of Wiley Warren Field but the Trojans were not so friendly beating the Caps 9-1. The Caps will have the opportunity to redeem themselves on Thursday as they face Garner on the road 4:00pm.
JV Record Overall (0-1) Conf. (0-0)