Cape Fear Christian Academy’s varsity baseball team used a 5-run fourth inning to defeat visiting Crossroads Christian, 9-4, for the Mid-Carolina 1-A Conference tournament championship on Friday.
The Eagles, who also won the MCC regular-season title with a 6-0 record, improved to 13-1 overall. CFCA received the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye for the NCISAA Tournament. The Eagles will host Halifax (7-8), the fifth seed, in the second round on Thursday at 4 p.m.
“Very proud of this group of young men,” said CFCA coach Bill Parrish.
The Eagles had Senior Day for Trevor McLamb after the game. McLamb was named MCC Tournament MVP.
Junior Cole Godwin was the conference Player of the Year and Parrish was MCC co-Coach of the Year.
Zeke Brock, Cason Pope and Godwin had two hits each in the MCC final. Godwin had four RBIs and Pope had one.
Brock stole four bases and Eli Burns stole two. McLamb had one steal.
Brock and Pope each scored three runs.
CFCA scored two runs in the first inning and two in the second to lead 4-0. The Colts had six hits and four runs in the third to tie the score at 4.
In the fourth for the Eagles, Pope singled on a 1-2 count, scoring a run. Godwin singled on a 2-0 count, scoring
a run. Fisher Stancil and Conner Parrish drew a bases-loaded walks. Burns came home on a passed ball.
Burns started and went two and two-thirds on the mound. Stancil pitched the rest of the way. The duo had nine strikeouts.
All-conference honors went to Pope, Burns, Stancil, Brock, McLamb and Godwin.
Receiving all-tournament recognition were Stancil, Brock, Godwin and McLamb.