Eagles take baseball, girls soccer playoff wins

by | May 11, 2022 | Articles, Cape Fear Christian Academy

Eighth-grader Eli Burns gave the Eagles two and one-third innings in relief.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Al Myatt)

Host Cape Fear Christian Academy moved on in the NCISAA 1-A playoffs with a 17-7 baseball win over Lee Christian on Tuesday and a 9-0 girls soccer victory over Lee Christian.

CFCA (10-6) plays at Oakwood (3-9) in the second round of the baseball playoffs on Thursday at 3 p.m. The Eagles (9-7) visit Southside (12-5) in girls soccer at East Clayton Park on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

In baseball in the first round, CFCA scored six runs in the second inning for an 8-2 lead. After the Falcons closed within 8-7, the Eagles scored three runs in the fourth and six in the fifth to close the contest on the 10-run rule.

Barrett Raynor bunted to squeeze in the game-ending run.

Trevor McLamb had three hits and scored three runs for CFCA. Getting two hits each were Cole Godwin and Zeke Brock. Deshawn Woods had a 2-run double as the Eagles pulled away. Reid Miller had a hit and scored three runs.

Landon Alphin, Godwin, Eli Burns and Cason Pope pitched for CFCA.

DeShawn Woods gets a 2-run double for CFCA on Tuesday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Al Myatt)

Byrd has five goals in girls soccer triumph

Gracie Byrd put the Eagles ahead to stay with an unassisted goal in the fifth minute. She finished with five goals.

Ella John Dupree had a goal and an assist. Gwynn Young had an unassisted goal. Alexis Crumley had an assist.

The visitors had two own goals.

“We played well,” said CFCA coach Michael Breslin. “We were able to control the flow of the game and kept the ball in either the neutral third, or the attacking third of the field for most of the game. Our backs and goalkeeper had little to do today. … Taylor Beasley had only three saves all game. Our defensive midfielders did a great job limiting the opponent’s opportunities to move the ball.

“I expect us to bring the same energy to Thursday’s match.”

Gracie Byrd led the Eagles offensively in Tuesday’s first round playoff win.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

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