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).