Rhyleigh Horne pitches perfect game on Senior Day for de facto crown

by | May 7, 2023 | Cape Fear Christian Academy

Rhyleigh Horne pitched a perfect game for CFCA on her Senior Day.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Cape Fear Christian Academy recognized softball seniors Rhyleigh Horne and Averi Williams before taking a 34-0 win over visiting Lee Christian on Friday afternoon.

The game was not stopped until the fifth inning at the request of the Falcons.

Horne pitched a perfect game, striking out 13 of the 15 batters she faced. At the plate, the Meredith softball signee went 4-for-5 with two triples, an inside-the-park home run, six runs and four RBIs.

Williams had a hit, drew five walks and scored three runs.

Glenna McLamb hit for the cycle, going 4-for-4 with six runs and four RBIs.

Kristina Kennedy also scored six times with three hits, three RBIs, two triples and an inside-the-park home run.

Kailynn Cumbie had three hits, sux runs and a pair of RBIs.

Megan Harrold had two hits, four runs and two RBIs.

Bailey Dorman had two hits and drove in two runs.

Annabelle Scott had a hit and two RBIs.

Larah Tripp was 1-for-1 with a run, an RBI and two walks.

The matchup was for the de facto softball championship of the Mid-Carolina Conference. Lee and CFCA are the only teams playing softball in the MCC and three is the minimum for an official league championship.

CFCA (8-5) is seeded No. 4 for the NCISAA 1-A tournament and will host No. 5 Albemarle (9-7) in the quarterfinals on Friday at 4 p.m.

Averi Williams’ senior banner was on display in the outfield.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Meredith softball signee Rhyleigh Horne has been all-state in softball and volleyball.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)



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