Cape Fear Christian Academy’s varsity softball and middle school baseball teams took different paths to victory as they played at home on Monday afternoon.
CFCA dominated throughout in a 24-0 softball win over Mintz Christian Academy of Roseboro, while the middle school baseball team erased a 2-run deficit in its last at-bat for a 10-9 Southeastern Conference win over Fayetteville Christian.
The Eagles’ middle school girls soccer team trailed 2-0 at the half and fell to visiting St. John Paul II of Southern Pines, 4-2, in a league match despite two goals by Ella John Dupree.
CFCA had a no-hitter in softball in its first game since winning the NCISAA 1-A title in 2019.
Claire Parker started in the circle for the Eagles and faced the minimum of six batters over two innings, striking out four.
Aubree Bass finished out the last two innings, walking one and striking out four.
CFCA scored 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning.
Kristin Bass was 2-for-2 with a double in two innings of play. Paige Jeffries had a triple and a walk in two innings. Aubree Bass had two doubles. Bekah Ennis had a double, a single and a walk.
Middle school baseball
Tony Cornette had two doubles and two RBIs to lead the CFCA middle schoolers at the plate.
River Ennis, Eli Burns, Conner Parrish, Patrick Raynor, Wyatt Medlin, Landon Alphin and Thomas Honeycutt drew two walks each in the season opener.
The young Eagles were aggressive on the bases with 10 steals, including five by Ennis. Raynor had a pair of swipes. Burns, Parrish and Medlin had one steal apiece.
Ennis had four strikeouts and winning pitcher Landon Alphin struck out six.
A walk to Alphin forced home Parrish with the winning run to end the game.