Caps Win Season Opener

Broughton began the 2016 season in dramatic fashion with a hard-fought 5-4  come from behind victory over Garner.   Eli DeJesus (Sr./DH) delivered the big blow, a two run walk-off single with two outs in the bottom of the 7th.  Thomas Walden (Sr.) was the starting pitcher and pitched 5 solid innings before Warren Grady (Jr.) came on in relief to throw the final two innings.
Shortstop Will Baldwin (Sr.) got the Caps going by hitting the first pitch up the middle for a single.  Baldwin stole second and went to third on a ground-out but was stranded.  In the bottom half of the 2nd, Mathis Dean (Soph./LF) got things started with a walk then stole second.  A nice piece of hitting by Dylan Lamm (Sr./RF) moved the runner over. Thomas Walden followed with an RBI single scoring Dean and tying the game at one.  Garner regained the lead in the 3rd and would have extended their lead if not for a great defensive play by second baseman Harrison Hemric (Soph.) who started a 4-6-3 double play to end the threat.  In the bottom of the 3rd, Baldwin was hit by a pitch and stole second.  Warren Grady delivered an RBI double to center scoring Baldwin.  Grady moved to third and then scored the go ahead run on an RBI single by Lamm.  3-2 Caps after 3.
Garner regained the lead, 4-3, in the 6th.  DeJesus had a sharp single in the bottom half and moved to second but was left stranded.  After Grady held the Trojans scoreless in their final at-bat, Cam Epperson (Sr./1B) walked before a fielder’s choice had the Caps facing their final out.  Lamm and Walden followed with walks to load the bases then DeJesus delivered the big hit.  The Caps played solid defense with all contributing, including Freshman catcher Robert Ramseur who had an excellent game behind the plate.

Next game: Wednesday, March 2nd @ Garner @ 4:00.

Record – Overall (1-0)  Conference (0-0)

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2016 Broughton Baseball Schedule

2016 Varsity Roster

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