blank'/> Broughton Sports Update: Softball Season Off to Slow Start, Home Opener Friday

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Softball Season Off to Slow Start, Home Opener Friday

Wendell -  Thursday, March 14th the Caps came away from a visit to East Wake High with a 9 to 1 loss in 6 ½ innings.  An injury riddled varsity squad scattered eight hits while leaving 10 runners on base against the Warriors.  Sophomore pitcher English Dean pitched a second consecutive complete game, giving up seven hits, with four strikeouts and issuing one walk.  The offense showed some signs of life with senior Garett Hedgepeth leading off with a double in the 2nd, while Dean also reached base on a one out double in the 3rd.  The Caps finally scored in the top of the 7th.  Following a leadoff single by junior catcher Shannon Denny, senior second baseman Morgan Buonpane rocked an RBI double for the Caps only run of the game.

On Wednesday the varsity Caps fell at Millbrook High, 19-6 in 4 ½ innings, with the Wildcats setting the tone early on a leadoff, inside-the-park homer.  Scoring for the Caps were Denny and Hedgepeth (1st), Dean (2nd), while Hedgepeth, senior Cole Bellamy, and senior Val Guzzo all scored in the top of the 5th.

Last Thursday the varsity lost to Middle Creek 13-3.  On Friday, March 15th the Caps host their home opener against the Leesville Pride at Pullen Park, 107 Pullen Road behind the Raleigh Little Theatre.  Game time is 4:00.

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