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Caps battle rain and visiting Wake Forest Rolesville Defeating both for a 14-3 WIN in 5 innings

The rain threw the Caps a curve right out of the gate delaying the start and decided to return in the 2nd but the Caps were not going to be denied the opportunity to take full advantage of an excellent 6 run first inning start to beat WFR and regain sole possession of 3rd place. Lead-off batter, So. Joe Bialkowski, get’s things started with a walk, steals second and moves over to third on So. Wilson Whites single. Sr. Brandon Saunders pushes the first run across the plate with a ground out to second. Sr. Payne Eller drops in a RBI single scoring White. Sr. Tanner scores another and hot hitting Sr. Josh Clark knocks in Eller with a single. Another walk to Sr. Kevin Partin loads the bases which are cleared on So. Max Magallanes’s 3 RBI double. Magallanes was thrown out at home on Bialkowski’s single to left to end the 6 run first. Starting winning pitcher, So. Wilson White shuts down the WFR hitters holding them scoreless in the 2nd and 3rd. The Caps pick up another run in the bottom of the third off Sr. Tanner Parker’s solo homer over the left field fence for a 7-2 lead. WFR mounts a threat in the 4th loading the bases but White picks up 2 of his 3 strikeouts stranding 3. The Caps explode in the bottom of the 4th picking up 7. Jr. Will Cooper and Sr. Saunders lead-off with singles and Sr. Eller picks up his 2nd RBI of the day. Sr. Clark picks up an infield ground out RBI and Sr. Partin strokes a deep right center double for two more runs. A couple more walks and Jr. Will Coopers second RBI single combines for 3 more runs ending the 7 run 4th to take a 14-2 lead into the 5th. WFR picks up three consecutive singles to lead off the 5th loading the bases off starting pitcher So. Wilson White. So. Joe Bialkowski got the call with no outs and bases loaded to shut down the threat and preserve the excellent job So. White delivered. So. Lefty Bialkowski is again up to the task trading a fly ball out for a run and shuts them down the rest of the inning with a strikeout and a game ending grounder to second for a 14-3 final.

Winning pitcher, So. Wilson White strong effort took him into the 5th surrendering 3 runs off 6 hits, 4 walks and 2 errors. So. Joe Bialkowski picked up the save in convincing fashion surrendering no runs on no hits with 1 strikeout while stranding three.

Broughton leading hitters – Josh Clark 2-3 (2-1B, 2 RBI’s, 2 runs); Payne Eller 2-3 (2-1B, 2 RBI’s, 2 runs); J. Bialkowski 1-1 (1B, 0 RBI, 2 runs); Will Cooper 2-4 (2-1B’s, 2 RBI’s, 1 run); Kevin Partin 1-1 (2B, 2 RBI’s, 2 runs); Tanner Parker 1-2 (1HR, 1 RBI, 1 run); Brandon Saunders 1-3 (1B, 1 RBI, 1 run); Max Magallanes 1-3 (2B, 3 RBI’s, 1 run); Wilson White 1-3 (1B, 1 RBI, 2 runs);

The Caps next game is this Thursday, April 28, 6pm at N. Davidson and a 4 pm Conference match up this Friday at Enloe.
Conference Record 7-3 Overall Record 10-8

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Caps Win Game 1 and  then drop the next 2

CAPS WIN BOBBY MURRAY OPENNER 9-6 OVER ST. DAVID’s

The Caps shake off a rusty start and does something it has not done in a while, winning the opening round game in the Bobby Murray Tournament. The Caps pounded out 10 hits and 8 runs off Tennessee bound Connor Stevens and added one more run with 3 hits off reliever Tom Beley. The Caps hit production came from the entire lineup with hits and/or sacrifice fly RBI’s from 8 of the 9 hitting positions, 5 with two or more hits! Behind 2-0 in the 2nd, The Caps get their first hit on a single by leadoff batter, cleanup hitter Sr. Brandon Saunders, and two outs later was moved over on a single by Sr. Josh Clark. Stevens ends the threat with a 3rd out strikeout stranding two. St. David’s pick up 2 more earned runs in the 3rd to go ahead 4-0. The Caps confidence not shaken, the bats respond in the 4th producing 3 runs to get back in the game 4-3 and more importantly sends a message to Stevens they have come to play! Jr. Will Cooper leads off the 4th stroking a Stevens 0-2 mistake deep to left center field for a double. Sr. Saunders squares up a 1-0 pitch but line drives it right at the center fielder. With Steven’s early invincibility erased, Sr. Payne Eller has a great at bat winning the war with a full count RBI single. Sr.’s Josh Clark and Kevin Partin keep it going with back to back RBI singles for the second and third runs of the inning. The Caps hold St. David’s scoreless in the bottom of the 4th and answers the bell in the 5th delivering a 5 run knockout punch. Sr. Pierce Jensen leads off the inning with a single and Jr. W. Cooper gets pitched around for a walk. Sr.’s Saunders and Eller respond with back to back RBI singles, their second hits of the day to pick up 2.  The Caps pick up 2 more runs off Sr. Josh Clarks infield fielder’s choice and a walk to Jr. will Barfield. So. Joe Bialkowski rounded out the scoring driving in the 5th run on a deep sacrifice fly ball to right. The Caps pick up one more in the 6th with Jr. Cooper’s leadoff single, his second hit of the day, and Sr. Saunders third single of the day. St. David’s pick up two unearned runs in the bottom of the 6th off reliever Sr. Pierce Jensen who responded by shutting down the threat  with an inning ending strikeout!

Starting pitcher, Jr. Wilson White, does a good job going 3 innings throwing strikes but no getting many breaks surrendering 4 earned runs on 8 hits, 2 strikeouts, 2 walks with 1 error. Winning Pitcher, Sr. reliever Pierce Jensen, came in the 4th doing an excellent job cooling the St. David’s bats to pick up the win going three innings surrendering two unearned runs on 2 hits, 1 strikeout, 2 walks with one error. So. Joe Bialkowski picked up the save closing out the 7th in convincing fashion surrendering no runs, no hits with 2 strikeouts and one walk.

Broughton leading hitters – Brandon Saunders 3-4 (3-1B’s, 1 run, 1 RBI); Will Cooper 2-3 (1B, 2B, 3 Runs) Payne Eller 2-4 (2-1B, 2 runs, 2 RBI’s); Josh Clark 2-4 (2-1B, 1 run, 2 RBI’s); Kevin Partin 2-4 (2-1B, 1 RBI); Will Barfield 1-3 (1-1B, 1 RBI); Pierce Jensen 1-3 (1-1B, 1 run)

CAPS ROUGHED-UP IN 5 INNINGS LOOSING 17-5 to RAGSDALE IN 2ND GAME OF BOBBY MURRAY

The Caps were “up to the challenge” in their first game of the day Saturday versus Ragsdale for the first 4 innings taking a 4-3 lead into the top of the 5th but the wheels came completely off with Ragsdale scoring 14 runs in the 5th off of 8 hits and 8 walks. Starting Caps pitcher, Sr. Brandon Saunders, struggled out the gate to find the strike zone surrendering a run in the first and 2 runs in the 2nd but settled down and held Ragsdale scoreless in the 3rd and 4th surrendering 3 runs on 5 hits, 4 strikeouts and 6 walks. The home team Caps responded quickly scoring 2 in the bottom of the first. Leadoff batter So. Joe Bialkowski stroked a double and scored off Sr. Brandon Saunders RBI double. Sr. Josh Clark, stoked a 2 strike single scoring Saunders. The Caps take the 4-3 lead in the bottom of the 3rd getting two more runs from the top of the lineup. So. Bialkowski led the inning off with a single, stole second base and scored on So. Wilson White’s RBI double. Sr. Saunders picked up his second hit and RBI of the day with a single up the middle scoring So. White. Sr. Josh Clark got the call in the 5th to preserve the 4-3 lead but it was not to be, surrendering 8 runs on 4 walks and 4 hits in 1/3 inning of work picking up the loss. With one out in the 5th, the Caps went to So. Joe Bialkowski to stop the bleeding but Ragsdale kept the pedal down and scored 6 more runs off 4 hits, 3 walks and one strikeout. Jr. Will Barfield collected the third out in the 5th to stop the bleeding surrendering no runs on 1 walk and 1 strikeout. The Caps answer in the bottom of the 5th with more fight but can not manage enough runs to keep the game going. Jr. Will Barfield led things off with double to deep left field and scored on So. Wilson Whites 2nd hit, a single, for his 2nd RBI and the last run of the game.

Broughton leading hitters – Brandon Saunders 2-3 (1-2B, 1-1B’s, 1 run, 2 RBI’s); Joe Bialkowski 2-3 (1-2B, 1-1B, 2 Runs); Wilson White 2-3 (1B, 2B, 1 run, 2 RBI’s); Josh Clark 1-3 (1B, 1 RBI); David Wyche 1-2 (1B; Will Barfield 1-2 (2B, 1 run); Mitchell Saba 1-2 (2B)

CAPS MISS A CHANCE TO REBOUND LOOSING GAME 3 OF THE BOBBY MURRAY TO PERSON 8-4

The Caps out hit Person, 9 hits to 5, but can not overcome an early 8 run deficient in the first two innings off losing pitcher Charlie Goode who surrendered 6 runs in the 1st and 2 runs in 1/3 of the second inning off a combined 3 hits, 6 walks and no strikeouts. Sr. Pierce Jensen took over for the ailing Goode and shut down Person the rest of the way with an exceptional relief performance allowing only two hits, striking out 6 and giving up only three free bases. The Person pitching staff spread out the 9 Caps hits limiting the Caps scoring to 1 in the 2nd and 3 in the 5th. Sr. Tanner Parker got things started in the second wearing yet another pitch to reach first stole second and scored on Sr. Kevin Partin’s deep right center RBI double. Scoreless in the 3rd and 4th, So. Wilson White worked the count for a walk and scored on Jr. Will Coopers RBI double to the right field corner. Sr. Brandon Saunders cleared the bases with an RBI triple to the wall in right center and scored on Sr. Josh Clark’s RBI single. Person works out of a jam in the 6th and shuts down the Caps in the Top of the 7th   1, 2, 3 to end the game.

Broughton leading hitters – Brandon Saunders 3-4 (1-3B, 2-1B’s, 1 run, 1 RBI); Joe Bialkowski 1-3 (1B); Will Cooper 1-4 (2B, 1 run, 1 RBI); Josh Clark 2-4 (1B, 2B, 1 RBI); Kevin Partin 1-3 (2B; 1 RBI); Max Magellanes 1-3 (1B);

Next Game: Conference Opponent Wake Forest Rolesville at home on Tuesday, April 26th 4 :00pm

Conference Record (6-3)   Overall Record (10-8)

Caps Let One Get Away Loosing 4-3 on the Road Against Leesville Road

The Caps take a trip to Leesville High School for a big battle to decide 2nd place in the Cap 8 Conference race and leave asking “what if”? The game featured head to head battle of undefeated pitchers, 5-0 Sr. Ben Duncan of Leesville and Broughton’s 4-0 Sr. Brandon Saunders, power hitting lineups and speedy base runners. Taking a look at the box score you don’t see much difference between the two teams except the one run delta and the two Caps errors in the third giving Leesville two unearned runs.  What if the wind is blowing out like it was earlier in the game, the Jr. Will Cooper’s double to the centerfield fence turns into a 3 run HR knotting the score in the top of the 7th! What if, the 4 through 9 spots, which have been producing a lot of offense the last few weeks, stays hot versus going 0-16. What if? That may the question tonight, but can we? Is not a question this team will take into the rest of the season! They proved to themselves they belong and that they can beat anybody!

The Caps strike first with leadoff hitting So. Smoking Joe Bialkowski scored after stroking one of his 4 hits for a single, moving over on a passed ball and scoring on Jr. Will Cooper’s RBI single to right center. The Caps go scoreless till the 7th. So. Max Magallanes got things going in the 7th with a one out walk and moved over So. Bialkowski’s 4th hit of the day. So. Wilson White hits a fielder’s choice to short, moving over So. Magallanes to third and hustles down the line to stay out of the 6-4-3 double play. With two outs and two on, Jr. Will Cooper lifts a full count fast ball deep center that needed one more foot to get out but was still good enough for a 2 RBI double scoring Magallanes and White to close the gap 4-3. Leesville makes a pitching change relieving WP Ben Duncan with fresh arm Sean Ross who retired Sr. Saunders on a game ending 6-3 grounder.

Losing pitcher, Sr. Brandon Saunders (4-1) had another strong outing and was good enough to win but a few unearned runs on two errors sealed the Caps fate. In his third complete game of this season, Sr. Saunders gave up 4 runs, 1 earned, on 7 hits, 6 strikeouts, one walk while stranding 5. Leesville took the lead with two unearned runs in the 3rd, added another earned run in the 4th and a third unearned insurance run in the 6th for the win.

Broughton leading hitters – J. Bialkowski 4-4 (3-1B, 1 Run); Will Cooper 2-4 (1B, 2B, 0 Runs, 3 RBI’s); Wilson White 1-3 (1-1B, 1 run)

Spring Break is next week and that means The Bobby Murray Tournament with a 3 PM contest against St. David’s on Thursday and a 3 PM game on Friday versus perennial power Ragsdale High! Saturday’s games will be scheduled based on Thursday and Fridays results. Ask your kids about the Field of Dreams this Friday at the Factory and support them in their giving back and making a difference in the lives of others less fortunate!

Caps Loose Two to Non Conference Opponent Middle Creek In Continuation Game from March 9th, 15-10 and Comes Up Short in the Shortened 5 Inning Second Game 5-3.

The 15 runs the Caps surrendered March 9th was just too big to overcome but the Caps made a run at it scoring 4 in the 5th. With 2 men on and no outs in the top of the 5th, So. Ziquine Hopkins and Sr. Tanner Parker score on past balls. The sophomore duo of Max Magallanes and Team leading hitter Joe Bialkowski struck again with So. Magallanes scoring on So. Bialkowski’s RBI single. So. Bialkowski and Sr. Tanner Parker produce a couple more singles in the 6th and 7th but can’t get any more runs across the plate ending the game 15 – 10. Pitchers So. Bialkowski and Sr. Josh Clark keep Middle Creek hitless and scoreless for the last three innings but the damage had already been done. So. Bialkowski threw two innings surrendering one run on 1 hit, 2 strikeouts, and 1 BB. Sr. Josh Clark took over in the 7th surrendering no runs, on no hits, and 1 BB.

The regular scheduled second game was limited to a 5 inning game by the officiating crew. The Caps outplay and out hit Middle Creek but end up with the loss surrendering 5 free bases on walks and the only error of the game by the Caps that produced 2 unearned runs. So. Bialkowski led things off in the first with a single and scored on Jr. Will Cooper’s RBI single after being put into scoring position on Jr. Will Barfield’s sacrifice bunt. So. Bialkowski gets thing started again in the 3rd reaching first on an error and moving over to 2nd on Jr. Barfield’s fielder choice and scored on Jr. Will Cooper’s RBI double for his second hit of the night. Caps pick up their third and final run in the 4th with Sr. Josh Clark, reaching base on one of his two singles for the night scoring on So. Bialkowski’s second single of the game. Middle Creek pushed 5 runs across on 3 hits, one error and 5 walks.

Starting pitcher Pierce Jensen,  threw two strong innings limiting Middle Creek to 1 run on 1 hit and 2 BB’s. Sr. Brandon Saunders took the mound in the third surrendering 2 unearned runs on 2 hits, I error, 1 strikeout and no walks. Sr. Charlie Goode recorded the loss finishing up in the 4th surrendering 2 runs on 1 hit, 3 BB’s and one strikeout.

Broughton leading hitters- Will Cooper 2-2 (1B, 2B, 2RBI’s); Joe Bialkowski 2-3 (2-1B, 2 runs, 1 RBI); Josh Clark 2-3 (2-1B, 1 run)

Tuesday’s away game with Conference foe Leesville Road was canceled due to rain and has been rescheduled for an afternoon game on Wednesday April 13, 2010. Big conference game, come out and support the Caps!

Conference Record (6-2)   Overall Record (9-5)

Caps Hand Visiting Millbrook a 4-3 loss and Complete Important 3 Game Week on the Positive note Winning 2 out of 3

Home – Broughton 4
Visitors – Millbrook 3

The Caps (6-2 Conf 9-3 overall) returned home Friday to dual it out with Conference rivals Millbrook. The Caps out hit the visitors 10 to 4 but couldn’t get the big run producing hits to fall, preventing the Caps from building a big lead. Millbrook’s scouting report had their fielders positioned perfectly taking away three hits that would have blown the game wide open but instead turned the game into a back and forth one run slug fest. The Caps pitching and defense get it done with solid performances and the offense took on a “whatever it takes” mentality to stay ahead! Millbrook struck first in the top of the second with one run. The Caps answered in the bottom of the second when Sr. Tanner Parker, who reached on a single, scored after being moved over on Sr. Kevin Partins walk and So. Max Magallanes’s RBI single. The Caps went ahead in the third with Sr. Brandon Saunders scoring on Sr. Payne Eller’s RBI single after Saunders was walked and stole second. With Millbrook tying the score in the top of the 4th, the Caps again respond with a run of their own behind back to back singles by So.’s Max Magallanes and Joe Bialkowski with Magallanes scoring on Sr. Brandon Saunders 2 out RBI single. The 5th sets up as a repeat of the 4th with Millbrook scoring to get it back 3-3, but the Caps manufacture another run behind Sr. Tanner Parker’s bunt single, Sr. Josh Clarks sacrifice bunt, a walk to Sr. Partin, So. Magallanes third single of the day and So. Bialkowski’s RBI sacrifice fly to deep left center field scoring Sr. Tanner Parker proving to be all the runs needed to secure the win.

Winning pitcher, So. Wilson White took control of the mound for the 6th and 7th innings to close things out from So. Lefty Joe Bialkowski who came in the 5th after taking over for starter Sr. Charlie Goode who gave the Caps a big outing with an excellent start limiting Millbrook to 2 runs on three hits, 1 strikeout and three walks. So. Bialkowski surrendered three walks in the 5th with no outs but the Sophomore dug deep showing tremendous composure and was able to get out of the inning allowing only one run after forcing three fly balls and giving up one hit. So. Wilson White took a couple batters to get going giving up two early walks in the 6th but found his rhythm picking up two huge strikeouts and rolling a 4-3 grounder for the last out to kill Millbrook’s last threat. So. White controlled the 7th with an additional strikeout and a couple of ground ball outs to win the game. So. White ended the day with 3 strikeouts, 2 walks, 0 hits and 0 runs. The defense continues its stellar performance with only one error.

Broughton leading hitters – Max Magalleanes 3-3 (3-1B, 1 run, 1 RBI); Payne Eller 2-4 (2-1B, 1 RBI); Tanner Parker 2-4 (2-1B, 0 RBI’s); J. Bialkowski 1-3 (1B, 1 RBI); Will Cooper 1-3 (1B); Brandon Saunders 1-3 (1B, 1 run, 1 RBI);

The Caps next game is an away contest Monday, April 11, 4:30 pm against non-conference opponent Middle Creek. Caps will complete the earlier season suspended game and then play the regular scheduled game.

Conference Record (6-2)   Overall Record (9-3)

Caps Deliver Best Performance of the Year Defeating Sanderson 10-1

Home – Broughton 10
Visitors – Sanderson 1

In a repeat of the Wake Forest game, the Caps rebound after a disappointing loss on Monday vs. Wakefield treating the home crowd to the best baseball and teamwork of the season against visiting Sanderson High School. The Caps got the second complete game of the season from winning pitcher Sr. Brandon Saunders, turned in an error free defensive effort that included three double plays, and a complete offensive exhibition at the plate that included several run producing sacrifice fly balls, perfectly placed sacrifice bunts, several bunts put down for hits while belting out 9 hits including a base clearing grand slam homerun. Caps jumped out early with 1 run in the bottom of the 1st when So. Joe Bialkowski reached on a single and scored on Sr. Brandon Saunders RBI single. Caps jump out again in the 2nd for 2 more runs. Sr. Payner Eller started things off with a single and was moved over on Sr. Pierce Jensen’s FC error by the 2nd basemen. Both moved over on Sr. Tanner Parker’s sacrifice bunt and both scored on Sr. Kevin Partin’s and So. Max Magallanes’s back to back sacrifice flies. The 3rd saw an additional run come across the plate when Sr. Brandon Saunders picked up his second RBI of the day scoring So. Wilson White who had reached base on a double off the left center field fence. The Caps go scoreless in the 4th but get it going again in the 5th with an additional run. So. Joe Bialkowski led things off with a single, stole second and moved over on So. Wilson Whites sacrifice bunt. Jr. Will Cooper, lifted a deep sacrifice fly ball to left, scoring So. Bialkowski. The Caps weren’t done adding 4 more runs in the 6th when Sr. Saunders lifted a grand slam shot to centerfield for 4 more RBI’s for a total of six RBI’s for the day.

Winning pitcher, Sr. Brandon Saunders (4-0), kept Sanderson scoreless thru 5 innings behind a tremendous defensive error free effort and solid pitching surrendering only one infield hit. In the sixth, Sr. Saunders surrendered two hits back to back, a solo Homerun shot to the first batter and a single by the leadoff hitter. Saunders got back on track getting a fly ball to right for the first out and got the next batter to roll a grounder to Sr. short stop Kevin Partin for the third double play of the game putting an end to any Sanderson threat. Sr. Saunders came back out in the 7th wrapping up his second complete game of the season with a three up three down inning. Saunders final game totals included 1 run on 3 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 1 man LOB.

Broughton leading hitters – Brandon Saunders 3-4 (2-1B, 1 HR, 6 RBI’s, 1 run); J. Bialkowski 2-3 (2-1B, 0 RBI, 3 runs); Payne Eller 2-4 (2-1B, 1 run); Wilson White 1-2 (1-2B, 2 runs); Tanner Parker 1-3 (1B)

The Caps next game is this Friday, April 8, 4pm at Home versus Millbrook.

Conference Record (5-2)   Overall Record (8-3)

Caps Let One Get Away Loosing 10-3 to Conference Front Runners Wakefield (Game was played Monday April 4th)

Cap’s went on the road Monday to Wakefield in a head to head contest with the Conference co-leaders on a real breezy night under the lights with the final score not being a good indicator of how close the game really was. The Caps just didn’t get the breaks, gave up some free bases and Wakefield made the most of their few opportunities to take back the Cap’s early momentum. Both sides came out swinging with the Caps delivering the first shot going up 3-1 in the top of the third. Hot hitting So. Joe Bialkowski led things off in the first with a single and scored on Payne Eller’s RBI single to right center. Caps lost a chance at a second run in the first when pinch runner So. Ziquine Hopkins was thrown out at the plate on a questionable call!  Wakefield picks up there only unearned run in the 2nd. Back at the top of the line up in the third, the Caps push two more across on Sr. Kevin Partin’s single and Jr. Will Coopers 4th nomer of the year with a shot to dead center field. Down 3-1, Wakefield delivered 4 runs in the bottom of the 3rd on two hits one being a huge 1 out grand slam putting Wakefield up 5-3. Wakefield figures out a way to keep the Cap’s scoreless the rest of the way getting out of Caps threat in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings that could have easily turned into another 5 runs for the Caps. Wakefield slammed the door shut scoring 2 more runs in the 5th and another 3 runs in the 6th

Starting pitcher So. Wilson White (2-1) picked up the loss going 4 innings surrendering 5 runs on 4 hits, with one strikeout. So. Joe Bialkowski took over the mound for 1 1/3 innings in the 5th and 6th surrendering 5 runs on 3 hits with one strikeout before turning over duties to Sr. closer Pierce Jensen who picked up the next two outs to close out the game.

Broughton leading hitters – J. Bialkowski 3-4 (3-1B, 1 run, 0 RBI’s); Will Cooper 1-3 (1 HR, 1 run, 2 RBI’s); Payne Eller 1-3 (1B, 0 run, 1 RBI); Max Magallanes 1-3 (1- 2B, 0 run, 0 RBI); J. Clark 1-2 (2B, 0 run, 0 RBI); Tanner Parker 1-3 (1B).