Broughton Falls 13-4 to Garner in Hit Parade
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Wiley Warren Field- Broughton threw everything but the kitchen sink against Garner on Tuesday afternoon, but that was still not enough as the Trojans amassed 15 hits en route to a 13-4 drubbing of the Caps.
The Caps used seven different pitchers in the contest, trying everything to cool down Garner’s bats, but never found the answer. Garner’s Nolan McLean and Garrett Capaforte were terrors at the plate, amassing a total of eight hits for the Trojans. Capaforte was also effective on the mound, holding the Caps to just three runs despite giving up seven hits.
Broughton‘s offense showed signs of life throughout the game. Despite collecting nine hits, their best effort of the season, the Caps could not get a timely hit when they needed it the most, stranding nine baserunners in the contest.
Despite the loss, the Diamond Caps did show some signs that they are close to putting it together. Senior Henry Sloan played solid defense in centerfield, collected a hit and scored a run. Shortstop Penn Sealey had two hits, including an RBI single. Sophomore Jon Benefield also had an RBI single, his first hit and RBI as a Varsity player. First Baseman Joe Barrow laid out on an errant throw to record a putout at first that should have made a highlight film. Sophomore Robert Ramseur provided the Caps seven solid innings of defense behind the plate, particularly challenging given that he caught for seven different pitchers in the contest.
The Caps will try to pick up the pieces Wednesday as they travel to face East Wake at 4:00. Go Caps!!
Broughton Caps Varsity (Overall 0-2-1 ; Conference 0-0)