Caps Defeat Eagles      

Broughton played solid baseball in defeating Enloe 10-3 in front of a large crowd on Eagle Senior Day.  Mathis Dean (Soph. 1B) led the offense with four hits, Dylan Lamm (Sr. LF) reached base five times, Cam Epperson (Sr. DH) four times, and senior pitcher Will Baldwin struck out 11 in throwing a complete game.

After a scoreless 1st, Epperson singled to start the 2nd, Dean reached on an error, Lamm walked, Harrison Hemric (Soph. 2B) had an RBI ground out scoring Epperson, Penn Sealey (Fr. SS) walked but the bases were left loaded.  In the 3rd, Kyle Ehlers (Soph. 3B) got things going with a single and stole second, Epperson walked, Dean had an RBI single scoring Ehlers, Dean stole second, Thomas Walden (Sr. CF) reached on an error then stole second, Lamm walked to load the bases but the Caps left three on base for the second consecutive inning.

Eagle players and fans got boisterous after scoring three in the 3rd to take a 3-2 lead.  The score remained 3-2 until Broughton scored three in the 5th.  Epperson collected his second single of the game to start the inning, Dean had a shot over the center fielder’s head to knock in Epperson for the tying run, Walden (Sr. CF) walked and stole second, Lamm walked to load the bases, Baldwin was hit by a pitch scoring Dean, and Warren Grady walked with the bases loaded to score Walden as the Caps regained the lead for good, 5-3.

Epperson walked for the second time to lead off the 6th, and was replaced by pinch runner Will Gilchrist (Jr.), Dean collected his third hit of the game and Walden singled to load the bases.  Lamm walked for the 4th time scoring Gilchrist to make it 6-3 Caps, but again the bases were left loaded.  Baldwin retired the Eagles in order in the 5th and struck out the side in the 6th.

Broughton’s last at bat started with a single by Baldwin.  Grady followed with a nice bunt single as Baldwin was able to reach 3rd as the third baseman charged to field the bunt, then scored on a wild throw to 3rd.  Dean’s 4th hit of the day knocked in Grady then Walden followed with a walk.  Lamm came to the plate for his 5th at bat of the game.  Instead of drawing what would have certainly been a Broughton record of five walks in a game, he decided to rip a single to right driving in Dean and Walden to make it 10-3 Broughton.

Defensive highlights: Nice running catch in center by Walden, and a solid performance behind the plate by freshman catcher Robert Ramseur.

The Caps will wrap up the 2016 Season this Thursday, May 5th at home vs. Heritage @ 4:00.

Senior Day will honor:

Cam Epperson
Dylan Lamm
Eli DeJesus
George House
Jacob McCaslin
Thomas Walden
Will Baldwin

Record – Overall (7-16)  Conference (3-10)