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Caps Struggle at Bobby Murray Tournament

Broughton lost 11-0 to a very good Wake County Home School team.   Warren Grady (Soph.) and Thomas Walden (Jr.) each had a single.  Jacob McCaslin (Jr.) pitched well in relief.

After Friday rainouts, Broughton faced back-to-back games Saturday against two of Wake County’s perennial powers – Green Hope and Middle Creek.  Green Hope’s pitcher, a UNC-W signee, proved too much for the Caps as the Falcons defeated Broughton 13-1.  Senior Noah Yarborough had a nice diving catch in right field.  Cam Epperson (Jr.) pitched in relief and had a couple of solid innings on the mound.

After two games with little offense and shaky defense, the Caps played well in dropping a close game to Middle Creek, 2-0, just giving up one earned run on three hits.  Warren Grady (Soph.) kept the Mustangs bats in check with 5 strong innings.  Will Baldwin (Jr.) pitched a 1-2-3 6th to hold the Mustangs but the Caps came up empty in the top of the 7th.  Yarborough, Baldwin and Mathis Dean (Fr.) had singles for the Caps.  Congratulations to Will Baldwin for making the All Tournament Team.

Next game: Tuesday, March 30, 7:00 at Millbrook.

Record   1-6  Conf (1-1)

The BHS Baseball program is pleased to announce the dedication of their new backstop on April 24th prior to the Millbrook home game.  This will be a celebration of Judd’s life with all of his friends and family.

All are invited to attend.  We hope to see you there.

 

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The Judd Yates Memorial Backstop Dedication Ceremony will be help April 24th 2015 at 3:30pm

The BHS Baseball program is pleased to announce the dedication of their new backstop on April 24th prior to the Millbrook home game.  This will be a celebration of Judd’s life with all of his friends and family.

All are invited to attend.  We hope to see you there.

Leesville Blanks Caps

The Caps lost their conference home opener 11-0 to a hot hitting/strong pitching Leesville team that features three NCSU signees.  Lowlights: many.  Highlights: Elias Kuhns (Soph.) broke up the no-hitter with a single to RF in the 3rd, Cam Epperson (Jr.) pitched well in relief, Kyle Ehlers (Fr.) made a nice play to throw out a runner at the plate, Epperson followed up a foul ball over the fence with a single, Sherrod McKoy (Jr.) made a couple of good catches in CF, and SS Dom Ford (Sr.) made a nice double play in the 5th.

Next game: Bobby Murray Tournament March 26th at Millbrook.  Time – TBD.

 Record   1-3  Conf (1-1)

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Caps Take Conference Opener

Strong pitching by Thomas Walden (Jr.), solid defense and live bats propelled the Caps to a 10-5 victory at Wake Forest.  The score was 0-0 after 1 when senior catcher  John Woods got things going with a single. Will Baldwin (Jr.) walked then 1st baseman Noah Yarborough (Sr.) smoked one into right that got passed the right fielder allowing sophomore Elias Kuhns (pinch running for Woods) and Baldwin to score to make it 2-0 Caps.  Freshman Kyle Ehlers then had a ground out RBI scoring Yarborough to make it 3-0 Caps.

After holding the Cougars scoreless in the bottom of the second, senior Dom Ford led off the 3rd with a walk, Woods walked and both players advanced on a ground out by junior 3rd baseman Cam Epperson.  Baldwin followed with a two-out single to CF driving in Ford and pinch runner Kuhns to make it 5-0 Caps.  In the bottom of the 4th, Wake Forest was able to load the bases before getting a sacrifice fly to plate their first fun.  Ford made a nice play in the hole at SS and Yarborough saved a couple of runs by making a nice pick at first to end the inning with Caps leading 5-1 after 4.

In the top of the 4th, Ford reached second on an error and made it to third on a wild pitch.  Soph. Warren Grady then laid down a nice RBI bunt to plate Ford.  Epperson followed with a RBI double to the fence scoring Grady, then Baldwin had an RBI bunt to score Epperson making it 8-1.  Pinch runner Kuhns scored on a wild pitch and Baldwin scored on a RBI single up the  middle by Ehlers.  Walden singled but both runners were left on base.  10-1 Caps.  Wake Forest hit a solo HR in the 5th to make it 10-2.  Walden completed his solid pitching by going 1-2-3 in the 6th.  Baldwin came in to close, allowed 3 runs before striking out the final batter to seal the victory.

Next Game Tuesday March 17th vs Leesville Wiley Warren Field 4:30

 Record   1-2  Conf (1-0)

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Caps down 3-2 when rain suspended play.

Sophomore Warren Grady took the mound to begin the game and pitched a solid 3 2/3 innings.  In addition to Grady, Coach Jones’ lineup included John Woods (Sr.) behind the plate, Mathis Dean (Fr.) at 1st, Kyle Ehlers (Fr.) 2nd, Dom Ford (Sr.) SS, Cam Epperson (Jr.) 3rd, Thomas Walden (Jr.) LF, Will Baldwin (Jr.) CF and Noah Yarborough (Sr.) RF.

Dom Ford got things going with two put outs in the top of the 1st and in the Caps first at bat, Ford hit a deep shot to right that was misplayed.  Grady had a sacrifice bunt and Ford scored on a RBI single by Cam Epperson.  In the bottom of the 2nd Walden singled up the middle and scored on a double by Ford to make it 2-0 Caps.  After Grady shut out the Trojans in the top of the 3rd, Epperson doubled, followed by singles from Woods and Baldwin but the Caps left the bases loaded in the 3rd.  Garner’s bats woke up in the top of the 4th to plate 3 runs.  Will Collins (Jr.) came in to pitch the final out of the 4th, a three-pitch strikeout.  Garner held the Caps scoreless in the bottom of the 4th.  Collins went back to pitch the 5th and that’s when the raindrops started to fall.  Game was suspended and will be completed at a later date.

Next Game Friday March 13th @ Wake Forest4:30

 Record   0-2  Conf (0-0)

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Caps fall 2-1 to Athens Drive in a non-conference game

The Caps had a solid defensive effort, including a 6-4-3 double play, and senior pitcher Noah Yarborough threw 5 innings, allowing just two hits.  Will Baldwin (Jr.) came in and pitched the 6th to complete a three-hitter by the Caps pitchers.

Noah Yarborough lead the offense with two hits, John Woods (Sr.) had a long single and Thomas Walden (Jr.) connected on a sacrifice fly for the Caps only run.

Broughton hosts Garner today at 4:30 Wiley Warren Field.

Record   0-2   Conf (0-0)

JV Update

The JV won their Home Opener 9-4 vs Athens Drive. Chris Vinson had a bases loaded triple to jump out to a 6-3 lead. Harrison Hemric was 2-4.  Walker Dixon got the win out of the bullpen.

Record   1-0    Conf (0-0) 

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Caps drop their home opener to Middle Creek 11-2

The Caps lost their home opener 11-2.  The Caps played well through 4 innings ended the inning tied 1-1.  The defense got a little shaky in the 5th after a lead off walk the Caps failed to get an out on a bunt, then committed two additional errors that opened the flood gates.  The Caps will look to rebound tomorrow at Athens Drive.
Cam Epperson and Warren Grady led the offensive attack with 2 hits apiece.
We play @Athens Tuesday @ 4:30, Home versus Garner Wednesday @ 4:30, @ Wake Forest Friday @ 4:30.

Record   0-1   Conf (0-0)

The 1st Pitch Dinner will be Tonight at6:30pm at Ciago’s.  Brinkley Wagstaff will be the guest speaker.  Coach Wagstaff was the coach of the 1987 State Championship Team

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Schedule Changes and Updates

Cancellations and Postponements are as follows: 2/28 Scrimmage with Cary has been CANCELLED. 3/3 games with Middle Creek and 3/5 games with Athens Drive have been POSTPONED to a later date (not confirmed at this time).

The first games will be with Garner on 3/6 at 4pm.. JV at home and Varsity at Garner.

The Parent Meeting for parents/guardians of players that make one of the two teams will be on 3/5 at 6:30pm.

The 1st Pitch Dinner will be on 3/9 at 6:30pm at Ciago’s.  Brinkley Wagstaff will be the guest speaker.  Coach Wagstaff was the coach of the 1987 State Championship Team

Thanks for all your patience.

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