After inclement weather postponed C.B. Aycock’s senior night on Thursday evening, the Golden Falcons finally got to celebrate senior night with a 10-1 victory against Eastern Wayne on Friday evening.
C.B. Aycock head coach Allen Thomas said the seven seniors – Clay Matthews, S.J. Harris, Brett Forbis, Cullen Tucker, Hunter Theriac, Dennis Daingerfield, and Ben Wright – will always have a special place in his heart.
“This is the first group of seniors that’s been here when I took over for coach Davis (former C.B. Aycock head coach Charles Davis). This group of seniors were freshmen when I took over, so they’re special to me,” Thomas said. “I’m going to miss them. There are a lot of good leaders in that group.
“I’m proud of them on the field, but in the classroom too. They’ve worked hard and done what they needed to do to be successful.”
Theriac’s single in the bottom of the first inning scored Brandon Godwin to give the Golden Falcons a 1-0 lead. Tucker’s RBI double put C.B. Aycock 2-0.
Later in the inning, Daingerfield and Tucker both scored off Eastern Wayne errors, while Wright’s RBI single stretched the lead to 5-0.
Daingerfield then hit an RBI single in the bottom of the second inning to increase the Golden Falcons’ lead to 6-0.
“We swung the bats and ran the bases aggressively. We pitched well enough to win,” Thomas said. “We could’ve been a little better in all phases, but we did what we had to do to win.”
Landon Sutton’s RBI double in the top of the third pulled the Warriors to within 6-1, but the Warriors could not get any closer.
In the bottom of the third, Godwin’s RBI groundout pushed C.B. Aycock’s lead up to 8-1.
Wright’s RBI groundout and Clay Matthews’ RBI single increased the Golden Falcons’ lead to 10-1. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth due to inclement weather.
“It’s been an interesting couple of days just trying to get the field ready and get the game in for these seniors,” Thomas said. “I appreciate coach Fields (Eastern Wayne head coach Randall Fields) doing what he could. He didn’t have to come to play here, and he did, and that means a lot to me, and I’m glad we’re able to have our senior night and get it in.”
The Golden Falcons end the season with an 8-5 overall record, while Eastern Wayne will finish the season with a 0-14 record.