Big sixth sends CFCA past Wayne Christian, 8-6

by | Apr 25, 2023 | Cape Fear Christian Academy

Larah Tripp is at first base after a single to spark CFCA in the sixth inning.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Cape Fear Christian Academy’s varsity softball team scored four runs in the sixth inning for an 8-6 win over visiting Wayne Christian on Monday.

“Big inning when we needed it,” said CFCA coach Sterling Holmes. “Big confidence boost, knocking off the defending 2-A state champions.”

CFCA, which won the NCISAA 1-A title last year, had taken a 9-1 loss at Wayne on March 28 without Glenna McLamb pitching.

McLamb returned from tendinitis to shut down the visitors Monday over the last two innings. She allowed one hit and struck out four.

Wayne (13-7) came back from a 4-2 deficit after three innings to lead, 6-4.

Larah Tripp’s single got the decisive inning started for CFCA. That was the first of five straight hits from the hosts as Rhyleigh Horne, Megan Harrold, Kristina Kennedy and McLamb followed with base knocks. Kennedy brought in the tying run and Harrold scored the go-ahead run on McLamb’s single to left.

Aubrey Multerer had a run-scoring hit on a fly to center for the final run. Multerer went 3-for-4 with three RBIs.

Kennedy went 2-for-3. Averi Williams also had a hit and an RBI. Melanie Multerer walked and scored a run.’

Horne drew a pair of walks and scored twice. The Meredith signee pitched the first five innings with six strikeouts.

CFCA (6-4) is scheduled to host Northwood Temple for a doubleheader on Friday at 4 p.m.

The CFCA middle school team remained unbeaten with an 18-4 win over Wayne Christian on Monday.

Glenna McLamb held the visitors scoreless over the last two frames.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Kristina Kennedy takes a pitch before a run-scoring single.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Rhyleigh Horne pitched the first five innings in CFCA’s 8-6 win.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Niah Torres makes a throw home after an out at first on Monday.’
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)


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