Broughton Opens Season With 2-0
Win Over Panther Creek

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Cary, N.C.-  The Broughton Caps opened the 2018 varsity baseball season with a hard fought 2-0 road win over Panther Creek.  Backed by a strong pitching performance by Junior Xander Hamilton, the Caps were able to hold the dangerous bats of Panther Creek scoreless.  Hamilton showed no signs of an pre-season ankle injury, giving up only 2 hits and carding 8 strikeouts.  Senior Kyle Ehlers was credited with the save after retiring the side in the bottom of the 6th inning.

The game was largely a pitching duel between Hamilton, a Virginia Tech commit, and Panther Creek Sophomore Koen Moreno, an East Carolina commit, until the top of the 5th.  Broughton Junior Campbell Nixon drew a walk to lead off the inning and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Senior Jackson Highsmith.  Ehlers reached on an error and Sophomore Josh Holloman drew another walk to load the bases for the Caps.  Senior Mathis Dean made the Catamounts pay with an opposite field single that scored two.

The game was called with two outs in the bottom of the 7th inning with the Caps ahead 5-1.  Since the inning had not completed, the final score reverted to the score at the end of the 6th.

The Caps face Garner in its home opener Friday at 4:00.  Come out to the ballpark and support the Caps!

2018 Overall Record 1-0
2018 Conference Record 0-0