The Colts of Cape Fear (12-8, 6-6) will travel to Jack Britt Field tonight for their 700 pm showdown in the first round of the Mid-South Conference Tournament. The Buccaneers defeated the Colts twice year earlier in the year (2-0 and 9-1) but it is apparent that the Colts are a different team than they have been in weeks past. Cape Fear is coming off of three straight victories that led them to winning the championship in the Warren-Edwards Invitational Tournament this past week. In their post-practice meeting, Coach Dague remarked, "Cape Fear has done what we have tried to do all year in staying short at the plate. They may be the hottest team in the area. They will definitely make us take notice; you have to give their coaches a lot of credit for their work this season."
The Buccaneers know how important this game is to them. It should be an exciting evening and they ask that all supporters of Jack Britt athletics come out tonight and enjoy the electric atmosphere that will be on campus. The soccer team will be playing E.E. Smith Golden Bulls at 700 pm in the first round of the Mid-South Conference Tournament while the softball team will look to share a Mid-South Conference Championship with a win tonight against Cape Fear High School.
The Jack Britt Buccaneers will take on the Warriors of Louisburg High School today at 400 pm in the consolation game of the Warren-Edwards Invitational Tournament at Douglas Byrd High School. The Buccaneers lost 6-2 to the East Bladen Eagles on Saturday and won 5-1 against the Douglas Byrd Eagles yesterday. The Buccaneers look to improve their overall record to 10-11 in their final tune-up before they face Cape Fear in the first round of the Mid-South Conference Tournament on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at 700 pm.
The Senior Night activities got the evening off to an exciting start. Each of the seniors parent capped off the activities by getting the chance to throw out the first pitch to their sons. Rain in the early afternoon threatened the game, but with some hard work and lots of drying agent, the field was playable. All night, it was obvious that the crowd was not going to be restrained as the student section sang to the likes of Journey and Katy Perry in between innings. Unfortunately, the Buccaneers were not able to hold a 3-2 lead in the sixth inning and eventually lost to Terry Sanford 10-3. The Bulldogs capitalized on several crucial Britt mistakes in the field and scored eight runs, putting the home team away. The Buccaneers finished the regular season 8-10 and 7-5 in the Mid-South Conference earning them a fourth place finish overall.
Although the regular season has concluded, the Buccaneers will play in the J. Hoyt Warren – Wayne Edwards Baseball Tournament held at Douglas Byrd High School over the next several days. After their return from Spring Break, the Buccaneers will play in the Mid-South Conference Tournament.
Coach Dague would like to give a very special thanks to the senior parents for their participation last evening. He would like to especially thank Johnny and Donna Creedmore for spearheading the decoration of Jack Britt Field. He would also like to give thanks to his mother and brother who helped him with the field and the decorations. Most importantly, he wants to thank the unbelievable crowd that was in attendance last evening. He was so appreciative of the electric atmosphere. Although the regular season is over, the Buccaneers still have so much to play for and they hope for the same continued support from our wonderful parents and incredible students.
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The first Jack Britt – E. E. Smith Military Appreciation Night went off without a hitch. The night’s game was started by General Dan K. McNeill (Retired) who, as expected, delivered a strike to starting catcher Matt McKnight. The Buccaneers offense showed its teeth in the second and third innings where they scored five and four runs respectively. The night’s top performances at the plate were turned in by senior Jonathon Creedmore [1-4, 2B, R, 2RBI] and sophomore Dustin Adams [1-2, 2B, BB, 3RBI]. Senior Brandon Culbreth earned his first victory on the year (1-1) with a solid, five-inning performance. Culbreth was around the plate all night, delivering strike after strike. He allowed only two hits while striking out eight Golden Bulls.
The Jack Britt Buccaneers would like to thank the following people for making our first Military Aprreciation Night success: General McNeill, Bill and Mary Groening, Reggie Fields, Jamie Sykes of Bocock Sports, and Coach Jason McClelland and his entire staff. The Buccaneers and Golden Bulls would also like to thank Earl Vaughan, Jr., Bret Strelow, and Michael Conti of The Fayetteville Observer for covering last night’s game.