Eagles post baseball playoff victory before falling to top seed

by | May 15, 2024 | Cape Fear Christian Academy

Taylor Smith finished at Pungo and started at Lawrence.

With a 6-4 win at Pungo on Thursday, the Cape Fear Christian Academy varsity baseball team advanced to take on Lawrence for the third time this season..

The Eagles were topped, 4-1, in a state semifinal contest by the Warriors on Monday to finish 13-5.

At Pungo

The Eagles were the No. 5 seed and the Raiders were No. 4.

Fisher Stancil was dominant on the mound for CFCA as the right-handed hurler rang up 10 strikeouts. He allowed six hits and two runs over six innings while walking three.

Cole Godwin had a 2-run single in the top of the first and CFCA led the rest of the way after a 3-run opening frame.

The Eagles added a run in the fifth for a 4-0 advantage.

CFCA added two runs in the sixth to lead, 6-2.

Godwin finished with one hit and three RBIs. Zeke Brock and Eli Burns also had hits for the Eagles. Conner Parrish drew three walks. Brock and Stancil each walked twice. CFCA was issued 11 walks.

Parrish and Brock each scored twice.

Taylor Smith pitched the seventh for the save.

The Eagles were boosted defensively by Tyson Stephens’ play in center field.

At Lawrence

The top=-seeded Warriors (20-6) scored twice in the bottom of the first and maintained the upper hand as CFCA left the bases loaded three times.

Three of the Eagles’ losses this season were to Lawrence.

CFCA had a 10-game winning streak halted.

The Warriors will meet Kerr-Vance (12-6) in the state final series at N.C. Wesleyan, Friday and Saturday.

Note: It was incorrectly reported earlier that the win over Pungo was the first in the playoffs since 2013 for CFCA. The Eagles had a 17-7 playoff win over Lee Christian in 2022.

Cole Godwin helped CFCA take an early lead at Pungo.

Fisher Stancil had 10 strikeouts at Pungo in a 6-4 win.

Conner Parrish takes a lead as Bill Parrish coaches at third.

Zeke Brock (batting) scored two runs in the state quarterfinals.

Eli Burns bats for the Eagles, who went 13-5 in 2024.

The Eagles stand for the national anthem on the base line at Pungo.



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