OCOEE — Fueled by a 6-run fourth inning, the CFCA Eagles baseball team scored a 11-3 victory over The First Academy—Leesburg.
The contest was called in the top of the seventh inning on Thursday, with TFA-Leesburg up to bat, due to darkness; the ballfield on CFCA's campus is not lit.
Kyle Hemani got the win for the Eagles (3-2), tossing three innings and giving up two runs, neither of which was earned. Hemani notched three strikeouts. Offensively, Nick Peterson, Gehrig Chambless and Hemani each had a pair of RBIs for CFCA.
Going into the bottom of the fourth inning, the Eagles led by just a run, 3-2, but the 6-run bottom half of the inning gave CFCA a cushion that effectively sealed the deal.
For head coach Larry Oldham, it was an encouraging day as his ballclub — loaded with underclassmen — continues to mature early in the season.
"It's a very young team but they're catching on quick," Oldham said. "Nick Peterson, Luke Noah, Gehrigh Chambless and Trey Jordan — those are our captains this year and they are a great example of how to play the game hard."
The Eagles return to action on Friday on the road against Lake Mary Prep at 6:30 p.m.