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Broughton Baseball
State of the Program

Hope this letter finds everyone doing well and staying safe from the Corona!  While you might expect this e-mail to be dark and gloomy given the recent developments of the NCHSAA and Wake County Athletics, but our program is very optimistic and upbeat.

For those of you who don’t know, we are suspended from play/practice/team functions through April 6th.  We are hoping to be back on the field for the Bobby Murray Tourney which begins April 9th at Holly Springs HS.  Days 1 (April 9 – 7pm vs Holly Springs) and 2 (April 10 – 4pm vs Apex) of the tourney will be at Holly Springs HS and Day 3 (April 3 – TBD) will be at Millbrook.

There is some uncertainty around the return to play date.  We are hopeful that we are cleared to return April 6th.  The remainder of the schedule will be reconfigured and as soon as we get the word from the AD’s.  In all likelihood, the remaining schedule will be conference games only.
The season has started out as good as we could have hoped.  We are 3-0 with back to back shutouts on the mound.  We have allowed no earned runs so far in 2020.  Senior, Daniel Brown (Signed with Campbell) has 2 wins and 23 strikeouts in 8 innings of work.  The Caps pitching staff has anchored the early season success (no hit Holly Springs and shut out Athens and Rolesville).  Offensively, the Caps have found success with consistent hitting up and down the lineup.  2-out RBI’s have also been key to the success.

We have 9 seniors and I’d ask you to keep them in your thoughts and prayers as we look forward to seeing their senior year continue in April.  This is a very difficult time for those guys.
Please keep in mind the Blayne Brown Kids Camp on April 18th.

Hope to see you out at Wiley Warren Field sometime.  I’ll get Karl an updated schedule as soon as I can over the next couple of weeks but for now, there’s no baseball at BHS.

Go Caps!
Coach Morton


Jere Morton, MAT
Needham B. Broughton High School

Behavior Support Teacher
Head Varsity Baseball Coach

Twitter: @BroughtBaseball

Broughton Capitals Varsity defeated Athens Drive 6-0 on Monday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout.

Broughton Capitals Varsity secured the victory thanks to four runs in the second inning.  Broughton Capitals Varsity’s big bats in the inning were led by singles by Sr. Davis Clemmons and Sr. Josh Holloman, a triple by Jr. Ben Gilbert, and a double by Sr. Hamilton Andrews.

Broughton Capitals Varsity fired up the offense in the second inning, when Gilbert tripled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. A single by Parr in the first inning was a positive for Athens Drive.

Holloman pitched Broughton Capitals Varsity to victory. He went five innings, allowing zero runs on two hits, striking out five and walking one.  Jr. Hazen Lancaster threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.  Lancaster recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Broughton Capitals Varsity.

Thompson took the loss for Athens Drive. He went four innings, allowing four runs on five hits and striking out three.

Broughton Capitals Varsity tallied seven hits.  Holloman and Gilbert each collected two hits to lead Broughton Capitals Varsity.  Broughton Capitals Varsity didn’t commit a single error in the field. Jr. Xander Lietz had six chances in the field, the most on the team.

Caps are now 2-0 on the young season.  They play @ Durham Riverside Thursday night 6:30

2020 Schedule Highlights:
3/21: @ Wilmington Hoggard
3/28: Team Chris Combs ALS Classic vs New Bern at Doak Field (NC State)
4/9-4/11: Bobby Murray Tournament

Coach Newton Painting

Caps knock off 2019 4-A Runner Ups in first game of 2020 Season

Daniel Brown, Hazen Lancaster and Josh Holloman combined to strike out 13 and surrendered zero hits to the 2019 State Runner Ups.  Caps got some timely hitting from Xander Lietz, Chris Gruskin and Dee Brown in their 5 run 4th inning to break the game wide open.  Gruskin and Brown led the Caps with two hits and three hits respectively and Lietz, Ben Gilbert and Davis Clemmons added one hit each.  Caps committed two errors in the field to allow the two unearned runs.

Caps are now 1-0 on the young season and play @ Athens Drive on Monday 4:00 in their next game.

2020 Schedule Highlights:
3/21: @ Wilmington Hoggard
3/28: Team Chris Combs ALS Classic vs New Bern at Doak Field (NC State)
4/9-4/11: Bobby Murray Tournament