Cape Fear Christian Academy’s middle school baseball and softball teams took decisive 3-inning wins at home on Monday.
The baseball team improved to 1-1 in the Southeastern Conference with a 17-1 win over the O’Neal School of Southern Pines.
Kristina Kennedy pitched a no-hitter with one walk as CFCA improved to 2-0 overall with the nonconference triumph.
“Everybody played and reached base,” noted CFCA coach Craig Autry.
Megan Harrold was 4-for-4 at the plate. Kailynn Cumbie was 3-for-3 with a double and a triple. Kennedy went 3-for-3 and Karli Johnson was 3-for-4.
Harrold, Johnson, Cumbie and Kennedy scored three runs each.
Baseball bounces back
The CFCA middle school baseball team lost its season opener, 2-1, to Freedom Christian but was much more productive on Monday.
Our bats showed up today,” said CFCA coach Bill Parrish.
The Eagles scored five runs in the first inning and added 12 in the second. CFCA had six hits, drew five walks, had one hit batter and took advantage of several errors.
Landon Alphin was 2-for-3 with a double. Andrew Maynor was 2-for-3. Paul Maynor had a triple and drew a walk. Fisher Stancil had a hit.
Alphin started and faced 10 batters in two innings. He allowed one hit with four strikeouts.
Eli Burns came to the mound and closed out the win in the third.