Broughton rallies to beat No. 11 Leesville Road with 4 runs in 5th inning

Broughton rallies to beat No. 11 Leesville Road with 4 runs in 5th inning

It took five innings for Broughton to score a run at No. 11 Leesville Road on Tuesday afternoon, but when the runs finally started, they just kept coming.

The Capitals trailed 2-0 through four innings, but Broughton scored eight runs in the final three innings to claim an 8-3 win in a Cap-6 Conference matchup.

Leesville Road’s first run came in the first inning when Parker Jones recorded a lead off double, then scored thanks to a sacrifice fly. The Pride added a second run in the third inning when Jones opened the inning with a home run to put Leesville Road up 2-0.

A double by Davis Best brought Henry Fullbright home to get Broughton on the board in the fifth inning, then the Caps loaded the bases with no outs. Back-to-back walks allowed Ray Filardi and Jack Chenery to score, then Matthew Vannoy stole home to put Broughton up 4-2.

Broughton never lost that lead. The Caps added two runs in the sixth inning and two runs in the seventh inning to push its lead to 8-2. One final run by Leesville Road in the bottom of the seventh got the Pride within five runs, but Leesville Road could not overcome the deficit.

Best finished the game with three hits, scoring two runs, and stealing one base. He was 3-for-4 at the plate, and he also pitched 6.1 innings, giving up just two earned runs. Best also gave up one unearned run.

Vannoy went 3-for-5 at the plate, scored a run and stole two bases, while Fullbright scored three runs and stole a base. Fullbright was 2-for-4.

Broughton has now won three straight games and posts a 10-4 overall record, including a 2-1 mark in the Cap 6 Conference. Leesville Road is now 11-2 overall and 2-1 in the conference after ending an eight-game win streak.

The two teams will meet again on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Broughton.