Eagles close dominant middle school softball season with title on 8th-grade day

by | May 12, 2022 | Cape Fear Christian Academy

From left, eighth-graders with Coach Craig Autry are Jessica Talley, Kristina Kennedy, Karli Johnson and Kailynn Cumbie. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

The Cape Fear Christian Academy middle school softball team defeated visiting Village Christian, 15-0, in four innings on Wednesday to win the Southeastern Conference tournament championship.

Kristina Kennedy pitched a no-hitter in her last middle school game, allowing just one walk.

The Eagles finished 13-0 and outscored opponents, 229-10.

Dominant pitching, solid defense and aggressive base running were key factors in CFCA’s success.

Jessica Talley was hit in the helmet with the bases loaded to force home the game-ending run on the mercy rule Wednesday.

Eighth-graders Kailynn Cumbie, Karli Johnson, Kennedy and Talley were recognized prior to the game.

The SEMSAC champions from CFCA are pictured above. Kneeling from left are Emily Phillips, Karli Johnson, Hayven Proulx, Sailor Phillips, Hailey Dupree, Kaitlyn Ammons and Annabelle Scott. On the back row are Coach Craig Autry, Megan Harrold, Kailynn Cumbie, Jessica Talley, Avery Lassiter. Lily Dunn, Christianna Wynns, Zoe Zapawa and assistant Sterling Holmes
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Kristina Kennedy had another superb performance in the circle.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Megan Harrold is safe at third in CFCA’s 15-0 win on Wednesday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

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