Horne homers, pitches shutout for CFCA softball

by | Apr 15, 2021 | Cape Fear Christian Academy

Rhyleigh Horne delivers a pitch for Cape Fear Christian.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Cape Fear Christian Academy’s varsity softball team downed visiting Fayetteville Christian, 10-0, in six innings on Wednesday as sophomore Rhyleigh Horne hit a home run and pitched a shutout.

The Eagles improved to 3-0 in the Sandhills Athletic Conference with their fourth straight win on the 10-run mercy rule. CFCA has outscored opponents, 46-2, in that span.

Horne allowed three hits and no walks while striking out five. She hit a solo homer in the third inning. She was 2-for-3 at the plate with a sacrifice fly.

The Eagles scored six runs in the fifth inning.

Kim Bordeaux was 3-for-4 with three runs, including the game-ending run in the sixth on a ball hit by Averi Williams that the first baseman mishandled. Williams went 2-for-4.

CFCA catcher Bekah Ennis provided a defensive highlight with a diving catch on a bunt in the first inning. She sat up and threw the baserunner out at first for a double play.

The Eagles host Freedom Christian today at 4:30 p.m.

Rhyleigh Horne holds up after a base hit in a 10-0 CFCA win.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Mariah Bell scrambles back to third base against Fayetteville Christian.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Cailee Ray tags an opposing baserunner at CFCA on Wednesday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

The infielders gather at Cape Fear Christian during Wednesday’s shutout,
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

The Eagles head for a meeting in the outfield after the game.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

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