Topsail Pirates win 3-A east baseball championship

Payton Rice prepares to pitch in Hampstead against Triton on May 18, 2016 (Photo John Rendleman/WWAY)

HAMPSTEAD, NC (WWAY) — For the second time in the last three years Topsail is the 3-A east champion in high school baseball. The Pirates beat Corinth Holders on Saturday 2-1 in game three of a best of three series. Tospail will face Marvin Ridge in the 3-A baseball state championship series next weekend. Topsail won the 3-a state title in 2014.