Freshman Ryan Gallaccio pitched a no-hitter in Walsingham Academy’s opener Friday, a 12-0 home victory against Pope John Paul the Great.
He struck out six and walked two, telling the Virginia Gazette that he credited Collan Cryts, a Marymount University signee who had three hits in the game, for his great work in calling pitches.
“I felt really confident on the hill because I’m comfortable with what he was telling me to throw,” he said.
Thomas Chisam went 4-for-4 and drove in two runs.
Darius Johnson scored 14 points and U.Va.-bound football player Juan Thornhill had nine as Altavista beat Radford 49-44 for the VHSL state Group 1A crown at VCU’s Siegel Center.
Central of Wise beat Gate City 47-38 for the 2A crown at Siegel Center, avenging four losses to Gate City this season. ...
Kenzie Sabo scored 20 as Chilhowie (26-2) rolled past Honaker 60-34 in 1A for its first state championship. Honaker had won their matchup by 10 in the West Region final.