Broughton Defeats Knightdale 10-4

After falling behind the Knights 4-1, Broughton finished strong by scoring 9 unanswered runs for a 10-4 victory.  Starting pitcher Will Baldwin (Sr.) threw 3 scoreless innings before Knightdale scored 4 in the top of the 4th.  Warren Grady (Jr.) came on in relief to pitch a scoreless 5th and 6th and was able to get 2 outs in the 7th before Jacob McCaslin (Sr.) took the mound with two runners on.  Three strikes later and Broughton had the win.

The Caps took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd when Cam Epperson (Sr. 3B/1B) lead off with a single to right.  After a nice slide into second for a stolen base, Epperson took third on a wild pitch, Thomas Walden (Sr. OF) walked, Eli DeJesus (Sr. DH) reached on an error scoring Epperson for the first run of the game.  In the Broughton half of the 3rd, Grady singled but was left on base.  The action picked up in the 4th when Mathis Dean (Soph. 1B) singled, Dylan Lamm (Sr. OF) walked on an 11 pitch at bat, Walden laid a nice bunt that was fielded and got by the first basemen allowing Dean and Lamm to score as Walden made it to third.  DeJesus followed with an RBI ground out to plate Walden to tie the score at 4.    In the 5th, Dean and Lamm walked and Walden had an RBI single to score Dean giving the Caps a 5-4 lead.

The Caps blew the game open in the bottom of the 6th.  Harrison Hemric (Soph. 2B) reached on an error, Baldwin doubled to left, and Grady walked to load the bases.  Kyle Ehlers (Soph. 3B) was hit by a pitch, scoring Hemric, Epperson followed with a sacrifice fly to deep right center scoring Baldwin, Lamm followed with an RBI single to score Grady to make it 8-4.  Both Ehlers and Dean scored on a wild pitch as Dean hustled all the way from second to make it 10-4.

Defensive highlights: nice 4-6-3 double play turned by Hemric, Ehlers and Dean.  Walden had a nice running catch in right center and Robert Ramseur (Fr. C) had another solid game behind the plate.

Next game: Wednesday, March 9th @ Broughton vs. Cary @ 4:30.

Record – Overall (2-1)  Conference (0-0)

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