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Caps Fall to Spartans 7-1
Broughton took a 1-0 lead in the first on a double by short stop Dom Ford and a run scoring single by center fielder Will Baldwin. The Caps played solid defense the entire game, especially in the bottom of the 3rd when Thomas Walden made a beautiful diving catch in deep left field to rob an extra base hit. That catch was followed by pitcher Cam Epperson charging hard to field a swinging bunt bare-handed to throw out the runner at first. Later in the game Mathis Dean and Ford combined on a rare 1-6-1 double play. (ground ball to the first baseman who throws to second for the force out then back to first to get the batter.) The Caps stranded several runners on base as Sanderson pulled away late in the game. Will Baldwin lead the offense with two hits and the RBI; Dean, Ford and Kuhns each had a hit.
Next game: Thursday, April 30th, 4:30 @ Broughton vs. Wake Forest.
Record 1-16 Conf (1-9)
Broughton Falls to Millbrook in Extra Innings
Millbrook jumped out to an early lead and led 4-0 lead after 4.5. In the bottom of the 5th, Elias Kuhns (Soph.) singled and scored on an RBI double by Dom Ford (Sr.) to score the Caps first run. Will Baldwin (Jr.) followed with an RBI single scoring Ford to cut the lead to 4-2.
After holding the Wildcats scoreless in the 6th and 7th, Broughton was down to its final at bat with Millbrook bringing in their ace pitcher to close the game. Warren Grady (Soph.) worked a walk. Ford singled and senior catcher John Woods walked to load the bases with no outs. Noah Yarborough (Sr.) delivered the big hit with a 2 RBI single. Ford easily scored and Woods made a beautiful head-first slide to elude the catcher to knot the game at 4. The Caps had two chances to bring in the winning run at 3rd but was unable sending the game into extra innings. After a scoreless 8th, Millbrook was able to string together a couple of hits to take an 8-4 lead. The Caps had one last chance. Woods reached on an error and pinch runner Kyle Ehlers (Fr.) was able to race home on Cam Epperson’s (Jr.) second double of the afternoon. Final score in 9: Millbrook 8, Broughton 5. The Caps stranded 9 runners on base. Epperson, Ford and Yarborough lead the offense with two hits; Baldwin, Mathis Dean (Fr.), Grady, Kuhns, and Dylan Lamm (Jr.) each had a hit.
Next game: Tuesday, April 28th , 7:00 @ Sanderson.
Record 1-15 Conf (1-8)
Holly Springs defeats Caps
Broughton dropped a non-conference game to the number 8-ranked Holly Springs 14-5. Broughton jumped out to a 1-0 lead after a double by short stop Dom Ford (Sr.) and an RBI single by center fielder Will Baldwin (Jr.) but the Hawks put six on the board in their half of the 1st. The Broughton defense had a nice 6-4-3 double play by Ford and second baseman Will Collins (Jr.) in the second and outfielders Dylan Lamm (Jr.), Baldwin, and Thomas Walden (Jr.) all had nice catches on a breezy day. In the 3rd, the Caps had back to back singles by catcher John Woods (Sr.) and Baldwin. Elias Kuhns (Soph.) pinch ran for Woods and was able to score on a hard hit ball by Lamm making the score 6-2 after 3. The Caps rally continued in the 4th when Collins collected his second single of the game, Ford connected on his second double and Woods walked to load the bases. Baldwin reached on a hard hit ball off the first baseman, scoring a run. First baseman Noah Yarborough (Sr.) followed with an RBI single and third baseman Cam Epperson (Jr.) drove in a run by being hit by a pitch. Score 6-5 Hawks. Holly Springs followed with a two-run homer and a grand slam to put the game out of reach. Ford, Baldwin and Collins led the Caps with two hits each, Yarborough, Woods and Walden each had a hit.
Next game: Friday, April 24th , 4:30 @ Home against Wake Forest.
Record 1-14 Conf (1-7)
The BHS Baseball program is pleased to announce the dedication of their new backstop on April 24th prior to the Millbrook home game (3:45). 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 Downs Caps
Broughton lost to conference rival Leesville 11-1. The Caps only run came in the top of the 6th when Cam Epperson (Jr.) scored on an RBI single by Mathis Dean (Fr.). The Caps left seven runners on base. Will Baldwin (Jr.) led the Caps with 2 hits. Dom Ford (Sr.), Thomas Walden (Jr.) and Dean each had a hit.
Next game: Wednesday, April 22nd , 5:00 @ Holly Springs.
Record 1-13 Conf (1-7)
Caps Drop Close One to 1st Place Heritage
Thomas Walden (Jr.) pitched a complete game seven-hitter but the Caps could not convert several scoring opportunities, losing 3-1 . The score was tied 0-0 after the 3rd. Heritage took a 2-0 lead on a two-out, two-strike bloop hit over the first baseman’s head and scored its final run on a solo shot over the center field fence. Broughton scored its run when Mathis Dean (Fr.) singled, Dom Ford (Sr.) walked, then Noah Yarborough (Sr.) connected on an RBI single to score Dean. The Caps stranded five runners over the final three innings. Broughton played one of its best defensive games on the year – committing no errors and making numerous defensive stops. Cam Epperson (Jr.) lead the defense with a couple of nice plays at third. Leading hitters: Dean and Yarborough had two hits each, Ford and Woods one hit each.
Next game: Thursday, April 16th , 4:30 @ home against Wake Forest. against Heritage.
Record 1-12 Conf (1-6)
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.
Blayne Brown Kids Camp 8-12 Noon
Alumni Game 12:00 Noon
Saturday April 18th
Broughton High School Baseball Field
Instructors: Broughton High School Varsity Players, Alumni and Coaches, Experienced Youth Coaches, and Parent Volunteers
Improve your game and skills in a day. Instruction will involve fielding, throwing, and batting. Parents must sign an insurance waiver that will be signed at the door.
Registration: 8:00 – 8:30
Camp: 8:30- 12:00
For questions and preregistration: contact Chris Newton at email@example.com
The camp is free. In the past some have asked to donate. This year donations will be accepted (but are not required) and all donations will be split between Broughton High School Baseball and the Broughton High School chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Checks should be made payable to The Caps Club with “Broughton Baseball” in the memo line.
Enloe Defeats Caps 5-3.
Dom Ford (Sr.) opened the game with a single, stole second and scored on an RBI by catcher John Woods (Sr.) Enloe scored 3 in the bottom of the first. The Caps manage to plate a run in the second – Thomas Walden (Jr.) was hit by a pitch and was able to score on a RBI single by Kyle Ehlers (Fr.). Later in the game pinch runner Will Collins (Jr.) scored to make it 5-3 but the Caps left five runners on base in the final two innings. Woods lead the team with two hits followed by Ford, Ehlers, Elias Kuhns (Soph.) and Will Baldwin (Jr.) with one hit each.
Next game: Monday, April 13th , 4:30 @ home against Heritage.
Record 1-11 Conf (1-5)
Caps Drop Extra Inning Game at Wakefield.
Starting pitcher Thomas Walden threw well for 3 & 2/3 innings before the game was suspended to lightening. In the Caps second, John Woods (Sr.), Will Baldwin (Jr.) and Noah Yarborough (Sr.) all singled before Kyle Ehlers (Fr.) had a hard grounder to score Baldwin to cut the Wolverines lead to 2-1. After a 1-2-3 inning, Dom Ford (Sr.) hustled to beat out an infield single, Elias Kuhns (Soph.) walked and Ford scored on an RBI sacrifice fly by Woods to tie the score at 2. Wakefield scored 2 in the 3rd to regain the lead. Short stop Ford made an ESPN Top-Ten leaping grab on a liner in the 4th but Broughton allowed a run before the game was suspended with 2 outs and 2 strikes on a Wakefield batter with Broughton trailing 5-2.
The next afternoon, Baldwin took to the mound and was able to throw one pitch for a strikeout to end the inning. In the Caps 5th, Mathis Dean (Fr.) reached on an error, Ford followed with a fielder’s choice then stole 2nd and 3rd and scored on an RBI groundout by Kuhns. Cam Epperson (Jr.) followed with one of the best hits of the game, a double down the right field line but was left stranded. Baldwin had a four-pitch inning in the 5th. After a scoreless 6th, the Caps were down to their final at-bat trailing by 2. Kuhns started the inning with a walk followed by a single by Woods. Kuhns was able to score on a RBI groundout by Baldwin then with two outs, Yarborough connected on a clutch double over the left fielder to plate Woods and tie the game at 5. In extra innings, the Caps played excellent team defense, had several base runners, but couldn’t get a run across the plate. Wakefield ended the game by scoring a run on a deep ball to left. Final Score; 6-5. Yarborough and Woods lead Broughton with 2 hits each and Ford scored twice.
Next game: Friday, April 10th , 4:30 @ home against Enloe.
Record 1-10 Conf (1-4)
Caps Drop Non-Conference Game to Apex
Apex jumped out to a 1-0 lead after 1. The Caps threatened in the second with singles by Noah Yarborough (Sr.) and Mathis Dean (Fr.) but left the bases loaded. The Cougars scored 5 in the second and one in the third to go up 7-0. The Caps played good defense in the middle innings with senior catcher John Woods throwing out a base stealer, Will Baldwin (Jr.) gunned down a runner at the plate from second base, Will Collins (Jr.) took a throw from senior shortstop Dom Ford to pick off a runner at second, and Ford and Collins teamed for a 6-4-3 double play. The Caps scored three in the 5th to cut the lead to 8-3. Warren Grady (Soph), Ford, and Elias Kuhns (Soph) all walked before Woods delivered with a sacrifice fly to right allowing Grady to tag from third. Baldwin was hit by a pitch (2nd of game) then Yarborough delivered a big 2 RBI single to plate Ford and Kuhns. Thomas Walden (Jr.) collected his second hit of the game in the 6th and scored on an error to make the score 11-4.
Next game: Wednesday, April 8th, 7:00 at Wakefield.
Record 1-9 Conf (1-3)
Spartans Defeat Caps
Sanderson jumped out to an early 3-0 lead. The Caps threatened in the bottom of the second when second baseman Will Baldwin (Jr.) reached on an error and moved to third on a nice hit and run by third baseman Kyle Ehlers )Fr). Left fielder Dylan Lamm (Jr.) walked to load the bases but the Caps stranded three runners. The Spartans added a two-run homer before Broughton senior shortstop Dom Ford connected on a solo home run in the 3rd. Ford and second baseman Will Collins (Jr.) had a nice 6-4-3 double play in the fifth. Noah Yarborough (Sr.) added a single in the 6th. Sanderson completed the scoring with a three-run homer by a UNC-Wilmington recruit to complete the scoring, 10-1.
The Caps look to get on track with three games this week. Next game: Monday, April 6th, 5:00 at Apex.