Baseball swings for success

America’s favorite pass-time is upon Broughton High School. The Capitals baseball team has kicked off their 2015 spring season. The team, led by head coach Harry Jones, is looking forward to their season this year in the Cap 8.

The team has a very challenging road ahead. The Cap 8 is historically a very strong baseball conference with powerhouse teams like Leesville and Sanderson. The team will need to dig deep and rely heavily on its upperclassmen to lead them to victory.

Last year the baseball team made it to the first round of playoffs but fell short to the talented Green Hope Falcons.

Jones has spent countless hours this preseason preparing the team and field for spring. With countless workouts, practices and time spent making the field playable, it’s no question that Jones loves the team as much as the sport.

“I’m looking forward to the upcoming season. I am excited to see the boys grow together as a team on and off the field,” Jones said.

Coach Jones receives a helping hand from three assistant coaches; Coach Newton, Coach Cashion, and Coach Kelley.

The Caps got off to a shaky start this year in the Bobby Murray Tournament. The team fell short to a home school team 13-0. The team later played two games on Saturday due to inclement weather on Friday. The team faced up against two very talented Wake County teams; The Middle Creek Mustangs and The Green Hope Falcons.

Despite their rocky start at the Bobby Murray Tournament, the team must stay positive and look ahead to their upcoming matchups in the Cap 8. The team will be going up against strong teams like Sanderson.

“We aren’t off the the brightest start but hope to turn things around. We are a young team and just need to develop chemistry,” sophomore Elias Kuhns said.

The baseball team looks to finish out the season strong and make a deep run in the playoffs beginning on May 1st.