Eagles recognize baseball seniors

by | May 18, 2021 | Cape Fear Christian Academy

Senior Jake Tyndall delivers a pitch on Monday,
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

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.

Senior Dylan Johnson bats in Cape Fear Christian’s scrimmage.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

From left are Nancy Peregoy, Landon Peregoy, Melissa Tyndall, Jake Tyndall, Renae Puckett, Dylan Johnson, Melissa Crumley, Jaden Crumley and Alex Crumley. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

CFCA coach Marty Priebe (right) talks about the 2021 class.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Jake Tyndall beats out an infield hit at the CFCA diamond on Monday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Junior left-hander Reid Miller winds up in the final action of the season.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

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