Hunter Haywood struck out nine and pitched a two-hitter Saturday to lead No. 4 seed Tidewater Academy past No. 3 Fuqua 3-0 in the Virginia Independent Schools Division III state championship game at Shepherd Stadium in Colonial Heights.
Haywood also drove in two runs for Tidewater Academy (15-8), a Wakefield school that won its first state title in baseball.
Sydney Gay struck out 12 and batted 3-for-3 and drove in a run as top-seeded Smithfield beat visiting Jamestown 7-0 in a Bay Rivers District quarterfinal.
The Packers will play at York in a semifinal.
Damien Crissey, a physical education teacher at Lancaster Primary School, was approved as the Lancaster High football coach, the Rappahannock Record reported. He replaces Fred Birchett, who resigned in November after five years.
"He is a well-deserving, very hard-working and dedicated young man," Birchett told the Record.
Crissey, 29, has been on the Lancaster coaching staff for four years and has served in multiple coaching roles with the offense, defense and special teams.
From 2003-2007, he played left tackle at West Virginia University, where he lettered for two years.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun