Cape Fear Christian Academy recognized its seniors on the varsity baseball team Monday afternoon in a combined scrimmage with the Eagles’ middle school team.
The event was scheduled for the final game of the regular season at home but the opponent canceled due to COVID issues.
CFCA’s seniors included Dylan Johnson, Jake Tyndall, Jaden Crumley and Landon Peregoy. Crumley and Peregoy were not able to play during the 2021 season due to health issues but stayed close to the program.
Crumley was all-conference in 2019 but tore an ACL in the fall playing soccer. The Eagles were 1-0 when the 2020 season was halted. Peregoy miraculously survived a heart attack in practice in 2020.
Eagles varsity coach Marty Priebe shared his thoughts on the graduating class during a mid-scrimmage ceremony.
Middle school pitchers faced middle school hitters and the varsity played in a parallel situation against their own teammates.
Monday base umpire Willie Suggs is a 1982 CFCA graduate, giving the program representatives of its past, present and future on Monday.
“I think all the players had fun, both varsity and middle school,” said Bill Parrish, CFCA middle school coach, whose team was 4-4 before a season-ending COVID pause.
The varsity went 2-2 within its NCISAA 1-A class.