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The Sanderson Spartans visited Wiley Warren Field on Tuesday 4/29/14 to face the Caps’ varsity.

Spartans’ pitching held the Caps’ offense in check.  The Caps produced just 3 hits, 3 walks and 1 run.  Caps’ pitching held the visitors in check for 4 innings but the Spartans would strike for 4 runs in the 5th inning.  The Spartans would go on for the 8 – 1 win.

Offensive leaders for the game: Rob Case (1 – 3, run), Jake Baize (1 – 3) and Will Baldwin (1 – 2).

The Caps varsity will travel to Wakefield on Friday 5/2/14 for a 7:00 p.m. game.

(Varsity Record: Overall 11 – 9; Conference 5 -5)

The Caps junior varsity dropped a road game at Sanderson today.  They will host Wakefield on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

(JV Record: Overall 4 – 11; Conference 3 – 6)

(Visit the Broughton Baseball Facebook page to see game photos http://www.facebook.com/BHSbaseball.)

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The Caps’ varsity welcomed Leesville Road to Wiley Warren Field on Wednesday 4/23/14 for a CAP 8 contest.  In the first meeting this season, the Pride took an exciting 13 – 12 victory.  The Caps returned the favor today, scoring 7 runs in the final inning to take the win.

Leesville took a 5 – 1 lead into the 5th inning.  But solid relief pitching from So. Cam Epperson, Sr. Ben Eller and Sr. Rob Case would keep the Caps within striking distance.  The Caps defense also played tough the entire game, throwing out a runner at home, turning 2 double plays, and committing just 1 error.  Sr. rightfielder Jackson Williams lead the defense with 3 putouts and So. leftfielder Will Baldwin made a sparkling defensive play to rob Leesville of an extra-base hit in the 7th inning.

Trailing 7 to 1, the Caps would rally with 2 outs in their final at bat.  Jr. John Woods singled to keep the inning alive.  Jr. Dom Ford and Sr. Ben Sawyer would reach safely on Pride errors.  Sr. Rob Case, Sr. Eric Collins, and Sr. John Baldwin then delivered consecutive singles.  So. Jake Baize reached on another Pride error, knotting the score at 7.  Eller then delivered a single and Baize scored to secure the Caps’ 8 – 7 win!

“To say we were fortunate would be an understatement.  But we had some guys gut it out to stay within striking distance,” commented head coach Harry Jones.  “Eller was a good example of that toughness today.  He was injured early in the game, but would come back to pitch an inning in relief and deliver the game winning hit.  We really battled and hustled to take advantage of Leesville’s mistakes.”

Offensive leaders for the game: Eric Collins (2 – 4, run), John Baldwin (2 – 4, 2B, SB, RBI, 2 runs), Ben Eller (1 – 3, 2 RBI), Cam Epperson (1 – 1) and John Woods (1 – 3, run).

The Caps varsity will travel to Millbrook on Friday 4/25/14 for a 7:00 p.m. game.

(Varsity Record: Overall 11 – 8; Conference 5 -4)

The Caps junior varsity lost to Leesville on Wednesday.  They will host Millbrook on Friday 4/25/14 at 4:30 p.m.

(JV Record: Overall 4 – 10; Conference 3 – 5)

(Visit the Broughton Baseball Facebook page to see game photos http://www.facebook.com/BHSbaseball.)

In a game reminiscent of their win on Wednesday, the Caps’ varsity used solid pitching and defense to defeat Wake Forest on Thursday 4/17/14.  The Caps produced an error free defensive effort in support of starting pitcher So. Thomas Walden.  Sr. Rob Case recorded 5 putouts in right field and Jr. Dom Ford recorded 4 assists and 1 putout at shortstop to lead the defensive effort.  Meanwhile, Walden scattered 6 hits, notched 3 strikeouts and no walks in a complete game effort.  It was the Caps first shutout of the 2014 season.

The Caps’ offense kept pressure on the home-standing Cougars throughout the game with 12 hits and 5 walks.  It was a 5-run second inning that provided Walden with all the run support he would need.  In the second, So. Will Baldwin, Sr. Ben Eller, So. Jake Baize, Jr. John Woods, and Jr. Dom Ford would deliver consecutive base hits.  Sr. Eric Collins then delivered the big hit of the inning with a 2-out double to drive in 2 runs.  The Caps added an insurance run in the 5th inning on a single by Woods.

“Today was a solid encore to Wednesday’s complete outing,” noted head coach Harry Jones.  “When you don’t hurt yourself, it makes it awful tough on the guys in the other dugout.”

Offensive leaders for the game: Ben Sawyer (1 – 3, BB, RBI), Eric Collins (2 – 4, 2 RBI), Ben Eller (3 – 4, run), Jake Baize (1 – 3, run) and John Woods (2 – 3, BB, RBI, run).

The Caps varsity will be at home against Leesville Road on Wednesday 4/23/14 at 4:30 p.m.  They travel to Millbrook on Friday 4/25/14 for a 7:00 p.m. game.

(Varsity Record: Overall 10 – 8; Conference 4 -4)

The Caps junior varsity lost to Wake Forest on Thursday.  They will be at Leesville on Wednesday 4/23/14 and home to Millbrook on Friday 4/25/14.  Both games are 4:30 p.m. start times.

(JV Record: Overall 4 – 8; Conference 3 – 4)

(Visit the Broughton Baseball Facebook page to see game photos http://www.facebook.com/BHSbaseball.)

The Caps’ varsity traveled to Wake Forest on Wednesday 4/16/14 to play conference rival Heritage.  The Caps played perhaps their most complete game of the season to take the 6 – 2 victory.  “It all came together today.  We had great pitching and some clutch defense.  We executed in the small game and got good at bats.  I am proud of the way the team responded,” commented head coach Harry Jones.

The Caps’ offense generated 8 hits, 4 walks, and executed 2 sacrifice bunts in downing the Huskies.  The Caps would score single runs in the first and second innings on RBIs from Sr. Ben Sawyer and Sr. Ben Eller, respectively.  The lead was extended in the fourth inning as So. Jake Baize, Sr. John Baldwin, and Eller would score in the inning.  RBIs were delivered in the inning by Eller, Sr. Jackson Williams, and Jr. John Woods.  The Caps added an insurance run in the sixth inning as Baldwin scored his third run of the game on a single by Eller, his third RBI of the game.

Meanwhile, starting pitcher Sr. Ben Sawyer and the Caps’ defense made sure that the Huskies would not rally.  Sawyer limited the Huskies to 6 hits, struck out 3 and walked none for the complete game victory.  Sr. center fielder John Baldwin had 4 putouts, while Sr. third baseman Ben Eller and Sr. shortstop Rob Case each had 3 assists.  In the third inning, a mini-rally by the Huskies was snuffed out by sparkling defensive plays from So. second baseman Will Baldwin and Sr. right fielder Jackson Williams.

Offensive leaders for the game: John Woods (1 – 3, BB, RBI, run), Ben Sawyer (1 – 3, BB, RBI), John Baldwin (2 – 3, 2B, BB, 3 runs), Will Baldwin (1 – 2, SAC), Ben Eller (2 – 3, 3 RBI, run) and Jackson Williams (BB, SAC, RBI).

The Caps varsity will be on the road against Wake Forest on Thursday 4/17/14 for a 4:30 p.m. game.

(Varsity Record: Overall 9 – 8; Conference 3 -4)

The Caps junior varsity will be at home on Thursday against Wake Forest at 4:30 p.m.

(JV Record: Overall 4 – 7; Conference 3 – 3)

In a home game against Cap 8 foe Enloe on Friday 4/11/14, the Caps’ varsity relied on solid pitching and defense to take a 3 – 1 victory.  “We got an outstanding performance on the mound from Thomas Walden and we backed him with solid defense,” remarked head coach Harry Jones.  “We scraped together just enough offense to get a good win.”

So. Walden pitched a complete game, scattering just 4 hits and surrendering a lone run to the Eagles.  Walden did not walk any Eagles and the defense committed just one error.  The defense turned a nice 5-4-3 double play (Sr. Ben Eller to Sr. Ben Sawyer to Sr. Eric Collins) in the top of the 7th inning to stop any chance of an Eagles rally and end the game.

Offensively, the Caps were also limited to just 4 hits but they added 3 walks and the Eagles committed 3 errors.  After falling behind early the Caps would score 1 run each in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings.  In the 4th, Sr. Rob Case would reach on an error and later score on a wild pitch.  In the 5th, Jr. Dom Ford would reach on a walk and later score on a wild pitch.  In the 6th, So. Will Baldwin reached on a single and would eventually score on an RBI single by Sr. Ben Eller.

Offensive leaders for the game: Dom
Ford (1 – 2, BB, run), So. Jake Baize (1 – 3), Will Baldwin (1 – 3, run) and Ben Eller (1 – 3, RBI).

The Caps varsity will travel to Heritage on Tuesday 4/15/14 for a 7:00 p.m. game.  They will travel to Wake Forest on Thursday 4/17/14 for a 4:30 p.m. game.

(Varsity Record: Overall 8 – 8; Conference 2 -4)

The Caps junior varsity split 2 games last week, losing to Wakefield on Wednesday 4/9/14 and beating Enloe on Friday 4/11/14.  The junior varsity will be at home on Tuesday against Heritage and Thursday against Wake Forest.  Both games start at 4:30 p.m.

(JV Record: Overall 4 – 7; Conference 3 – 3)

(Visit the Broughton Baseball Facebook page to see game photos http://www.facebook.com/BHSbaseball.)

The Caps’ varsity travelled to Leesville Road on Thursday 4/10/14 for a Cap 8 conference game.  With the wind blowing out, the teams engaged in a 3-HR, 25-total runs shootout.

The Caps got the scoring fest started in the first inning on a double by Sr. Ben Sawyer and a run-scoring single by So. Jake Baize.  The Caps added a run in the second inning and four more in the fifth.  In the fifth, Sawyer, Sr. Rob Case and So. John Woods would draw walks before Baize singled, Sr. John Baldwin doubled, and Sr. Ben Eller added a run-scoring ground out.

In the top of the sixth inning, the Caps added a run on doubles by Jr. Dom Ford and Case to take a 7 – 6 lead.  But the Pride would respond with 7 runs in its half of the inning to take a 13 – 7 lead into the seventh inning.

The Caps’ offense responded again in the seventh inning.    John Baldwin, So. Will Baldwin and Ford loaded the bases before Sawyer plated three runs with a two-out double.  Case followed with a 2-run homerun to get the Caps within 1 run of the lead.  However, they were unable to push across the tying run and the Pride held on for the 13 – 12 victory.

The Caps’ starting pitcher Sr. Jared Feeny had a solid outing, surrendering only 3 earned runs in 4 innings to keep the Caps in the game.

Offensive leaders for the game: Ben Sawyer (2 – 3, 2 2B, BB, SF, 2 RBI, 3 runs), Rob Case (2 – 4, HR, 2B, BB, 2 RBI, 2 runs), Jake Baize (2 – 4, 2 RBI), John Baldwin (1 – 3, 2B, HBP, RBI, run) and Will Baldwin (2 – 4, run).

The Caps varsity will host Enloe on Friday 4/11/14 at 4:30 p.m.

(Varsity Record: Overall 7 – 8; Conference 1 -4)

The Caps junior varsity will visit Enloe on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

(JV Record: Overall 3 – 7; Conference 2 – 3)

(Visit the Broughton Baseball Facebook page to see game photos http://www.facebook.com/BHSbaseball.)

The Caps’ varsity hosted the Wakefield Wolverines on Wednesday 4/9/14.  The Caps took a 1 – 0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single by Sr. Eric Collins.  Collins would prove to be the Caps most dependable offensive threat on the day as he delivered 3 hits and 2 RBI in the game.

The Caps’ lead would prove to be short-lived as the visitors would score 2 runs in the second inning and 4 more in the third inning.  The Caps battled back in their half of the third inning to score 2 runs.  Sr. Ben Sawyer singled and scored on a single by Sr. Rob Case.  Collins would then plate Case with a double.

However, the Caps would get no closer as the Wolverines took the 14 – 3 victory.

Offensive leaders for the game: Dom Ford (1 – 3, 2B), Ben Sawyer (1 – 2, run), Rob Case (1 – 3, RBI, 2 runs) and Eric Collins (3 – 3, 2B, 2 RBI).

The Caps varsity will play at Leesville on Thursday 4/10/14 and will host Enloe on Friday 4/11/14.  All games begin at 4:30 p.m.

(Varsity Record: Overall 7 – 7; Conference 1 -3)

The Caps junior varsity will visit Enloe on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

(JV Record: Overall 3 – 6; Conference 2 – 2)

(Visit the Broughton Baseball Facebook page to see game photos http://www.facebook.com/BHSbaseball.)

The Caps’ varsity played in the 27th Annual Bobby Murray Invitational at Millbrook High School from Thursday 4/3/14 to Saturday 4/5/14.  The Caps won 2 of 3 games to finish in fifth place.  “It was a good weekend.  We swung the bats well and played with an energy that was impressive.  The defense was very encouraging.  We had some guys really step up over the course of the three games,” commented head coach Harry Jones.

The Caps played Green Hope in their first game of the tournament.  The Falcons got off to a quick start scoring 4 runs in the first inning.  The Caps’ offense was stymied throughout the 6 – 1 loss.

Offensive leaders for the game: Ben Sawyer (1 – 3, 2B), John Woods (1 – 3), and Jake Baize (1 – 3, RBI).

The Caps played Person in their second game of the tournament.  Starting pitcher So Thomas Walden and reliever Sr. Ben Eller limited the Rockets to 3 hits and 1 run in the Caps’ 17 – 1 victory.

Offensive leaders for the game: Dom Ford (2 – 2, 2B, 2BB, 3 RBI, 4 runs), Rob Case (2 – 2, 6 RBI, 3B, 2 run), Jake Baize (1 – 3), Ben Eller (1 – 4, RBI, run) and Will Baldwin (1 – 2, 2BB, RBI, 3 runs).

The Caps played Wake Forest in their final game of the tournament.  Starting pitcher Sr. Jared Feeny and relievers Jr. Noah Yarborough, Sr. Collin Rotchford, Sr. Ben Eller and Sr. Rob Case limited the Cougars to just 3 earned runs.  Meanwhile, the Caps’ offense had 13 hits, 2 walks and 5 stolen bases in the 11 – 5 victory.

Offensive leaders for the game: Ben Sawyer (2 – 4, 2 runs, 2 SB), John Woods (1 – 3, BB, 2 runs), Rob Case (1 – 3, BB, RBI, 3 runs), Eric Collins (3 – 4, 2B, 2 RBI, Run), John Baldwin (1 – 4, 3B, 2 RBI, Run), Jake Baize (3 – 4, RBI) and Ben Eller (2 – 4).

Sr. Rob Case was selected for the All-Tournament Team.

The Caps varsity will play at Leesville on Tuesday 4/8/14, will host Wakefield on Wednesday 4/9/14 and Enloe on Friday 4/11/14.  All games begin at 4:30 p.m.

(Varsity Record: Overall 7 – 6; Conference 1 -2)

The Caps junior varsity will visit Wakefield on Wednesday and Enloe on Friday.  Both games begin at 4:30 p.m.

(JV Record: Overall 3 – 6; Conference 2 – 2)

(Visit the Broughton Baseball Facebook page to see game photos http://www.facebook.com/BHSbaseball.)