Broughton jumped out to early 2-0 and 3-1 leads but could not hold on as Millbrook came from behind to defeat the Caps in a game played to benefit the VS. Cancer Foundation.  Both teams joined together to raise money to help kids with cancer and the evening ended with several coaches and players getting their heads shaved.

Will Baldwin (Sr. CF) smoked a leadoff double down the left field line to start the game.  Warren Grady (Jr. RF) walked and Kyle Ehlers (Soph. 3B) singled to load the bases.  Cam Epperson (Sr. DH) had an RBI ground out to score Baldwin and Grady was able to score on a wild pitch to make it 2-0 Caps.  Millbrook scored one in the bottom half of the first.  Walden (Sr. P/LF) walked to start the second.  Harrison Hemric (Soph. LF) had a nice bunt single, and Robert Ramseur (FR. C) was able to reach on an error to load the bases.  Baldwin knocked in pinch runner Dylan Lamm (Sr.) on a fielder’s choice for the Caps third run. Unfortunately, the Caps could not take advantage and left two runners on base.

Millbrook was able to score seven in the second, two in the third, and four in the fourth.  In the Broughton 3rd, Ehlers collected his second hit of the night with a line drive to center.  McCaslin (Sr. P) singled to start the 4th, Ramseur followed with a walk and Baldwin singled to load the bases with no outs.  It appeared Broughton was ready to cut into Millbrook’s lead but the Wildcats were able to get out of the inning with two strikeouts and a fly ball.

In the 5th, Epperson was hit by a pitch to start the inning, making it five straight innings the Caps leadoff hitter reached base.  Whitty Williams (Jr.) came in to pinch run and used his speed to get to second on a wild pitch and to third on a high infield chopper by George House (Sr. PH), but was stranded on third base.

Final line: 14 runs, 11 hits and one error for Millbrook.  3 runs, 6 hits, 5 errors for Broughton.  Baldwin and Ehlers led the offense with two hits each, Hemric and McCaslin each had one.  Thomas Walden (Sr.), Jacob McCaslin (Sr.) and Warren Grady (Jr.) pitched for the Caps.

Next game: Tuesday, April 26th vs. Sanderson @ Broughton @ 4:30.

Record – Overall (6-14)  Conference (2-8)

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