Cape Fear Christian Academy wrapped up regular-season championships in the Mid-Carolina 1-A Conference in varsity baseball and middle school girls soccer on Friday with wins over visiting Crossroads Christian
The Eagles downed the Colts, 8-1, to improve to 10-1 for the season and 6-0 in the MCC with solid pitching and steady offense.
CFCA Varsity Eagles had no trouble on offense today, winning big over Crossroads Christian 8-1 to improve to 10-1 on the season.
Fisher Stancil started and got the win with five scoreless innings. He allowed five hits while walking three and striking out seven.
Eli Burns pitched the last two innings with two hits, one unearned run, no walks and five whiffs.
CFCA had 13 hits. Stancil and Zeke Brock each had three hits with a double. Burns and Cole Godwin had two hits apiece. Godwin had a double and three RBIs. Burns drove in a pair of runs.
Getting one hit each were Trevor McLamb, Cason Pope and Rhett Alphin. Conner Parrish drew two walks and had two stolen bases. Brock, McLamb and Godwin all had two steals apiece.
“I’m extremely proud of how we handled business today,” said CFCA coach Bill Parrish. “I told our guys back in mid February what my three goals for them were this season. Today we accomplished Goal No. 1 as we won the regular-season championship.
“I’ve watched this team grow so much in such a short amount of time. I’m very excited as well as anxious to see what the month of May will look like for us. These young men have showed up and put the work in, but we still have work to do.
I’m very appreciative for their time and effort plus dedication to our team goals.”
Middle School girls soccer
Gwynn Young had two goals and Yasmeen Castillo scored one on Friday in a 3-2 victory that assured the Eagles top seeding for the MCC Tournament on May 1-2.
Varsity girls soccer
Crossroads was a 6-0 winner to earn the top seeding for the MCC Tournament on May 4-5.
Eagles coach Michael Breslin saw improvement from an 8-0 loss at Crossroads on March 31
“Hannah (Taylor) did well (in goal),” Breslin said. “We played much better than the score shows. We were without our striker (Lexie Crumley), and I don’t really have anyone else for that spot. So Jack (Breslin, assistant) drew up a new formation and taught it to the team before the match.
“Having never played with that shape, the team did quite well. Most of their goals were due to defensive errors. Had a couple of breaks gone our way, it would have been different. I never like to lose, but am proud of how we played.”
Middle School baseball
Crossroads avenged an earlier loss to the Eagles with a 7-2 win.
Both teams were left with 3-1 records, tied for first in the MCC.
CFCA is scheduled to host Wayne Christian for softball games on Monday with middle school starting at 4 p.m. and varsity at 5:30 p.m.
The Eagles also will be at home for 4 p.m. games Monday in middle school baseball and girls soccer with St. John Paul II of Southern Pines.