SA loses in state championship game

Published 5:28 pm Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Southampton Academy baseball team members, who took second in the state on Saturday, are, from left in front, Jacob Holland, Carson Camp, Matt Nixon, Wesley Barnes, Nate Williams and Dillion Matthews; in back, Coach Tim Nixon, Sean Raulston, Ethan Edwards, Coach Frank Bryant, Tonee Hill, Matt Rose, Brynner Porter, Triston Holland, Coach Dale Marks and Coach Dave Easterling -- SUBMITTED


COLONIAL HEIGHTS—The No. 2 ranked Southampton Academy baseball team lost 5-3 to No. 4 Blessed Sacrament Huguenot for the state title in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Saturday at Shepherd Stadium in Colonial Heights.

The Knights had a four-run lead after two innings before Raider pitcher Tonee Hill settled in and didn’t allow any runs for the next four innings.

The Raiders’ bats also came alive in the later innings, cutting the Knights’ lead to 4-3 in the seventh inning.

The Knights added an insurance run in the last inning to seal the victory.

Raider coach Tim Nixon said he was proud of his team for their accomplishments this season.

Southampton Academy last lost in the semifinals of the Virginia Commonwealth Conference tournament to Fuqua. The Raiders finished the season at 17-6.