blank'/> Broughton Sports Update: Softball Week in Review, Varsity Goes 2 and 1

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Softball Week in Review, Varsity Goes 2 and 1

On Thursday, March 22nd the Varsity Caps emerged victorious at Raleigh’s Lions Park, defeating Cary High 8 to 2.  The Caps scattered nine hits in 35 at bats while committing only one error over 6 ½ innings.  Junior third baseman Cole Bellamy scored two runs, as did Freshman pitcher English Dean.  Also scoring for the Caps were Junior second baseman Morgan Buonpane, Senior left fielder Sarah Dodson, Junior shortstop Garett Hedgepeth, and Senior first baseman Kristi Parker.  The Caps retired the Imps in order in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd 5th and 6th innings.  Freshman pitcher Dean threw a one-hitter while walking one and notching three strikeouts in the Caps second victory of the season.

The following day, in an away game at Enloe High, the Varsity Caps defeated the Eagles 7 to 4.  The Caps went up 3-0 in the third inning, adding another three runs in the fourth.  Scoring for the Caps were Buonpane, Dodson, Hedgepeth, Bellamy, Dean, Parker, and Sophomore catcher Shannon Denny.  Freshman pitcher Dean notched four strikeouts while going the distance against the Enloe Eagles.

On Tuesday, March 27th at Lions Park, the Varsity fell apart 17 to 5 against a very young Heritage High team.  The Caps committed 15 errors on the day, while getting only three hits and stranding five runners on base.  Senior Sarah Dodson pitched two innings, with Freshman English Dean coming on in relief in the third.  The Caps usually strong infield defense failed to back up their pitching in the team’s worst shellacking thus far in the season.  Juniors Buonpane and Hedgepeth each scored runs in the 1st and 5th innings, with Senior Dodson also scoring in the 1st.

The Varsity season record is 3 wins, 5 losses.  Next game is Thursday, at home in Lions Park against Green Hope.

On Wednesday, the JVs take on Athens Drive in a makeup game from earlier in the season.  Game time is 4:00 at Athens Drive.

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