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The Caps proved they could play as a team with Good Pitching, Defense and Hitting 

Not sure if it was the inspiration of dedication ceremony of the 1987 State Championship Team or what but the boys of BHS played as men yesterday.  Jr. Joe Bialkowski started them off on the right foot giving them 6 great innings and Jr. Chris Schrum going the 7th.  The defense backed up the pitching making zero errors.  The Bat Rack was alive producing 10 runs on 11 hits.  Soph. Rob Case had a day going 3-3 with two doubles and scoring 2 runs, bringing his batting average up to a team leading .368.  The Caps also got contributions for Jr. Wilson White 2-3 (2RBIs 2R), Jr. Austin Walker 1-1 (3BB, 2R), Jr. Jackson Williams 2-4 (3RBIs) and Sr. Zi Hopkins 1-2 (2B, RBI)

The Caps next game will be at Heritage on Tuesday night 7:00pm

Overall Record (5-15) Conference (4-7) 

Broughton JV Overpowers Enloe 10-3
 
The Capitals made the short trip to Eagles Stadium and came prepared. Broughton jumped ahead in the 1stInning with a RBI from Morris. Feeny started for the Caps with Kriegsman behind home plate. Feeny controlled Enloe in the 1stand held them scoreless.
Broughton was unable to score in the 2ndand 3rd, but tough defense and Feeny at the mound with 3 Ks, kept the Eagles at bay.
In the 4thBroughton had a couple of walks, and the bats cranked up. Kriegsman drove in a run, Sipita had a RBI, Baldwin with a RBI double, Collins had a 2RBI double, and Corchiani closed the inning with a 2 RBI hit, making 7 runs for the Caps. The Caps shut down Enloe again 3 up, 3 down. Caps 8, Enloe 0
Enloe changed pitchers in the 5thinning, and Broughton couldn’t score. The Eagles finally caught up to Feeny, and Wheeless relieved for Broughton. Enloe scored 3 runs. Caps 8, Enloe 3
Broughton scored in the 6thoff a squeeze play by Saba. Wheeless and the defense held the Eagles scoreless again. Caps 9, Eagles 3
For Broughton, Sipita led off with another hit, Baldwin had a double, and Rodriguez had a sacrifice fly to end the scoring. Sipita closed for Broughton leaving the Eagles scoreless.
Caps 10, Eagles 3
 
Collins, 3-5 with 2 RBIs: Sepila, 2-5 with 1RBI: Baldwin, 2-5  with1 RBI: Feeny 4 Ks         

Overall Record (10-7) Conference (6-5)

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Jr. Wilson White goes all 7 innings in the 5-2 victory over WFR.

There was a fight to get at the bat rack as the Caps scored 5 runs on 11 hits including 3 hits from Jr. Austin Walker (3-4 RBI).  Jr Joe Bialkowski had another nice day going 2-4 (2B, RBI).  Soph. Rob Case 1-4(RBI), Jr. Wilson White 1-3, Jr Maclin Batchelor 1-4 (RBI), FR. Dom Ford 1-4, Jr. Max Magallanes 1-3 and Sr. Zi Hopkins 1-3.  The Caps also played stellar defense with no errors. 

Jr. Wilson White has been the work horse for the Caps this year throwing 35% of the innings played with an ERA of 1.87. 

The Caps will take the field again on Friday April 27th 4:30 @ Wiley Warren Field vs Enloe.  The 25th Anniversary of the 1987 State Championship Team will take place before game.  Hope to see everyone there.

Overall Record (4-15) Conference (3-7)

JV Rallies but falls short, Wake Forest 7, Broughton 6 
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Broughton JV hosted Wake Forest Rolesville today. Johnson started at the mound for the Caps. WFR drove in one run in the first. Caps were scoreless.
Johnson held Wake scoreless in the 2ndinning. The Wake pitcher kept Broughton at bay.
Wake scored 3 runs in the 3rd. Broughton was closed out again. WFR 4, Caps 0
In the 4th, Johnson held WFR scoreless, 3 up 3 down. The Caps scored 2 runs in the 4th. One run scored off a sacrifice RBI from Rotchford, followed by a RBI from Johnson. Wake 4, Caps 2
Wake scored their last 3 runs in the 5th. Collins relieved Johnson for Broughton. The Caps scored one run. Wake 7, Broughton 3
Broughton shut out Wake in the 6thwith a double play. The Caps responded with 2 runs off a couple of key hits, including a RBI from Corchiani. Wake 7, Caps 5
Yarborough came in to close for Broughton in the 7th, and had 2 Ks, which shut down the Wake offense. Eller led off with a hit for The Capitals, Broughton scored another run off a second RBI from Rotchford. The Caps had men in scoring position with 1 out, but came up short on a squeeze play and an infield out.
Wake Forest 7, Broughton 6
 
Collins 2-4, Corchiani1 RBI, Rotchford 2 RBIs 
   
Overall Record (9-7) Conference (5-5)

Jr. Joe Bialkowski throws a 1 hit Gem but it is not enough- Final score BHS 0 Leesiville 1

The Caps played well enough to win but a costly error in the 5th was all Leesville needed to score the only run of the game.  BHS out hit the Pride 5-1 but were unable to capitalize with men in scoring position. Bialkowski (2-3) Case (1-2) Batchelor (1-2) Ford (1-3).   They will hit the field again tomorow at Wake Forest Rolesville 7:00pm
 
Overall Record (3-15) Conference (2-7)

JV Plays Strong at Leesville, Broughton Wins 7-5 

Broughton traveled to Leesville Friday, and were up to the challenge. The Caps didn’t score in the first. Yarborough started for the Caps and kept the Pride off balance. Broughton kept The Pride scoreless with a nice throw down from Morris. The second inning was scoreless for both teams. Broughton had the bases loaded with 1 out and left them stranded. 2 Ks from Yarborough and a pick off at first closed the inning. Broughton 0, Pride 0
Broughton scored a run in the third, with a RBI double from Eller. The Caps held the Pride scoreless again, with a nice double play from Eller. Caps 1, Pride 0
Caps started the fourth inning a couple of hits, but only scored one run. Leesville managed 2 runs off some field errors. Caps 2, Pride 2
Caps came out hitting in the 6th, and Yarborough connected with a 2 RBI at bat. Pride couldn’t score. Caps 4, Pride 2
In the 6th, Collins has an RBI off a triple. Baldwin and Wheeless have RBIs. Leesville scores 2 runs. Feeny relieves Yarborough and finishes the inning a K. Caps 7, Pride 4.
Broughton can’t put the ball in play in the 7thwith only one hit. Feeny stays in control, but the Pride still manage a run. A throw down to 3rd from Morris closes the game.
Caps 7, Pride 5  
 
Eller, 2-4 1 RBI: Collins, 1 RBI: Sepila, 3-5: Baldwin, 2-4 1 RBI: Wheeless, 2-4 1 RBI: Yarborough, 2-4 2 RBI: Robinson, 3-4 
   
Overall Record (9-6) Conference (5-4)

Caps manage only one run in the lose to Millbrook. Final score 5-1

The Caps only highlight came in the 5th with base knocks by Fr. John Woods, Jr. Max Magallanes (2-2) and a RBI single from Sr. Zi Hopkins.  Jr. Joe Bialkowski was able to make an appearance with an at bat in the 7th, coming off an ankle injury we hope to see him back in the starting line up soon.

The Caps are now in a must win situation if they are to make the playoffs.  Their next game is this Friday April 20th 4:30 @ Wiley Warren Filed against Leesville.

Overall Record (3-14) Conference (2-6)

JV Rally to Little to Late
Caps fall 12-8 

The Caps started Johnson at the mound and held the Wildcats to 3 runs through the fourth. Millbrook’s pitching staff was off. Even after hitting 3 Caps in the batters box, Broughton was only able to score one run through the fourth.
In the 5thInning, Corchiani relieved Johnson, and Feeny followed Corchiani. The Wildcats managed only a few hits, but scored 5 runs, bringing their total to 8. Broughton retaliated in the 5thscoring 5 runs, including a great safety squeeze bunt by Johnson, and a RBI from Baldwin. Wildcats led Broughton 8-6
Broughton left men in scoring position in the 6thinning while Millbrook scored 2 more runs.
In the 7ththe Wildcats scored twice again. Broughton rallied for 2 more runs but that wasn’t enough. Millbrook 12, Caps 8
                                                                                                  
Consistency will be a key factor in the Capitals closing this season strong 
   
Overall Record (8-6) Conference (4-4)

Caps keep it close through 4 innings but run out of gas.  Final score Sanderson 10 BHS 2
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Jr. Austin Walker got the start with Joe Bialkowski out with an ankle injury.  Walker battled through 4 innings surrendering 3 runs but was knocked out in 5 after starting the inning with 2 walks.  The Caps bullpen struggled giving up 7 runs over two innings.  The only scoring came in the top of the 5th with a RBI triple by Sr. Zi Hopkins followed by a RBI single from Jr. Max Magallanes.  Soph Ben Sawyer (moved up from JV this week) had a nice day going 1-2, scoring a run and getting the final 2 outs on the mound. 

With the first half of conference play completed the Caps are 2-5, if they want to contend for another playoff run they have to find a way to win late in the game.  The Caps will start their second half on Tuesday @ Millbrook 7:00pm

The Caps also dropped their mid week non-conference game to Middle Creek 13-7.

Overall Record (3-13) Conference (2-5)

Spartans Are To Much for Broughton JV
Caps lose 14-2 
The Caps had no home field advantage today against Sanderson. Eric Collins was the starting pitcher for the Caps with Morris behind the plate. The Spartans jumped out with 3 runs in the first. Collin’s tripled in the first, and Eller drove in Collins for an RBI.
The Spartans never looked back, scoring in the next 3 innings without an answer from Broughton. Johnson relieved Collins during the third. The Spartans were hard to contain. The Spartans scored in the 2nd, and led 9-1 after the 3rdInning.
Johnson held Sanderson scoreless in the 4th. Sanderson wasn’t making mistakes and kept the Caps from scoring in the 4th.
In the 5th, Sanderson peppered the defense again. Wheeless relieved Johnson for the Caps. The Spartans scored 5 runs, making it do or die for the Capitals.
The Spartans pitcher had been in the zone all game, but walked 2 to lead off the bottom of the 5th. Eller drove in another run bringing the Caps total to 2 runs.
Unfortunately, that was all Broughton could muster, falling to Sanderson 14-2.
 
Eller: 2 for 3 at bat with 2 RBIs.  
   
Overall Record (8-5) Conference (4-3)

Blayne Brown Camp and Alumni Game/ Family Pizza Party Next Saturday April 28th

Alumni Weekend is coming up next Saturday.  All Alumni, Families and friends of the program are invited.

Event Schedule
Friday April 27th 4:00pm 25th Anniversary and Dedication of the 1987 State Championship Team

Saturday April 28th 8:30-12:00 Free Blayne Brown Kids Baseball Camp. 
More info please email Coach Chris Newtonenewton1@wcpss.net

Saturday April 28th 12:30 Alumni Game and Family Pizza Party

Broughton is Playing Sanderson Tonight at Sanderson 7:00.  Big game that has playoff implications, hope to see you there.

Caps had their chances in the late innings but come up empty Losing to Wakefield 3-2

Jr. Wilson White threw a great game going all 7 and giving up only 3 runs but the Capitals were unable to get key hits leaving 8 men on base in scoring position.  In both the 6th and 7th innings the Caps had a man on 3rd and just could not get the run across.  The Caps continue to find themselves in a position to win late in the game and are just unable to close the deal. 

They will go at it again today at 7:00pm at Middle Creek

Overall Record (3-11) Conference (2-4)

Short-Handed JV Jumps on Wakefield for a 6-2 Victory
Game Photos Click Here

With two players called up to Varsity and Jared Feeny along with Tommy Corchiani nursing injuries, the Caps were matched with hard-throwing ace Jake Butler and the Wolverines.  Broughton answered back with a left handed freshman and a promising new catcher in Sam Morris.  Top of the first Sam gets on by an error on Wakefield.  With two outs Ben Eller sends a double down the right field line to score Morris.  A single by Arian Rodriguez puts men on first and third.  Daniel Wheeless drives in Eller but Rodriguez gets thrown out at third for the third out.  Freshman Noah Yarborough overcame a Broughton error by striking out three to end the first.  
 
In the second Yarborough starts the action with a single.  John Baldwin’s single drives in pinch runner Andrew Saba.  An error on a ground ball by Sam Morris allows Baldwin to score.  A base hit by Eric Collins puts runners on second and third.  A single by Eller plates pinch runner Conner Johnson to end the scoring.  This time Yarbourgh gets around a base hit with two strikouts to end the second. 
 
Although they hit the ball hard off of a good pitcher,  Broughton failed to score until the seventh inning.  In the fourth inning Wakefield scores one run on a Broughton error.  They get their first earned run in the fifth to trail 5-2. 
 
Daniel Wheless drives in Eric Collins with a double after Collins led off the seventh on a base hit to end the Broughton scoring.  Connor Johnson comes in to pitch in the 6th inning and holds Wakefield scoreless to claim the save.  
 
Leading Hitters – Baldwin 2-4, Collins 2-4, Eller – 2-4, Wheeless – 2-4 
RBI’s –  Baldwin -1, Eller – 2 Wheeless – 2 
Yarborough – 7 strikeouts, 1 walk, 3 base hits 

Overall Record (8-4) Conference (4-2)

Caps play good baseball all weekend but come up a few runs short. 
Fuquay-Varina Game Photos
East Wake Game Photos
Heritage Game Photos

Thursday game was against Fuquay Varina, the Caps came up just short losing 5-4.  BHS did rally on Friday beating East Wake 2-1 on a complete game pitched by Jr. Joe Bialkowski .  The Caps also got good offensive help from Jr. Maclin Batchlor 2-3 (2B Scored winning Run) and Fr. Dom Ford 2-3 (2B Game winning RBI).  On day 3 the Caps took on Heritage.  In a late game effort the Caps tied the score 2-2 game through 7.  In extra inning a depleted Caps bench came up empty, going down 3-2 in 8 innings.

This week restarts conference play and Coach Jones has the guys playing a high level.  If the Caps are to make a run at the playoffs this year it will need to start with a victory against Wakefield on Tuesday 4:30, Wiley Warren Field.

Overall Record (3-10) Conference (2-3)