CFCA softball advances with 6-0 victory over Northeast

by | May 13, 2022 | Articles, Cape Fear Christian Academy

Claire Parker pitched a 2-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts for Cape Fear Christian.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Al Myatt)

The Cape Fear Christian Academy varsity softball team advanced to the NCISAA 1-A tournament semifinals on Thursday with a 6-0 win over visiting Northeast Academy as Claire Parker pitched a 2-hitter with 10 strikeouts.

The Eagles (16-4), the top seed in the tournament, host fourth-seeded Lawrence Academy (15-8) on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

CFCA took a 10-5 win at Lawrence on April 1.

The hosts scored four times in the first inning on Thursday and added runs in the second and sixth.

Mount Olive signee Mariah Bell had two doubles and two RBIs for the Eagles. Kim Bordeaux had two hits with a triple and an RBI. Rhyleigh Horne had two hits with a double and an RBI.

Leadoff batter Cailee Ray had two hits and scored twice. Averi Williams and Parker also had hits.

CFCA was without third baseman Kristina Kennedy, who was sick. Megan Harrold moved from second to third and Trinity Olive played second.

CFCA is the site for the best of three final series. The Lawrence-CFCA winner will meet the semifinal winner between defending champion Halifax, the No. 3 seed, and Pungo, the No. 2 seed, which will host the semifinal.

Slap-hitter Mariah Bell had two doubles with two RBIs for the Eagles.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Al Myatt)

Larah Tripp takes a cut for CFCA in the NCISAA 1-A quarterfinals.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Al Myatt)

Eagles senior Kim Bordeaux connects for a line drive base hit to center field.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Al Myatt)

Trinity Olive looks to put a bunt down for Cape Fear Christian in a 6-0 win.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Al Myatt)

Trinity Olive makes a diving stop at second base for the Eagles.

Kim Bordeaux awaits the throw at first for an out after the diving stop by Olive.

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