- Last Updated on 12:22 PM 04/23/12
- BY Doug Ford
Overall, the results from the Comets’ varsity baseball team’s 6-4 scrimmage win over Heritage Tuesday at Comets’ Field were positive, according to head coach Kelvin Davis. Halifax County worked six pitchers in the scrimmage and played well defensively, but the Comets need to be a little more aggressive at the plate, he added.
“We told the guys that it’s still early and we wanted them to be a little more aggressive up there, but I think we had a really good day and were real fortunate to get the good weather that we had.
“It was so good for our pitchers to face live hitting in a game situation and I thought they did well.
“We talked to them after the game about the importance of not accepting the level that they’re at now, and that they should want to improve.
“There are things we need to work on but overall I was pleased with the scrimmage.”
With wet weather hampering outdoor practice and preparation, Davis and his staff used the scrimmage to check out players in different positions on the field and work on the pitching rotation.
“It’s all about seeing what you’ve got. We saw some guys in different positions, and everybody got an opportunity to get at least two at-bats,” said Davis, who added the Comets accomplished the goals they set for the scrimmage.
“We had our pitching rotation down where we wanted, and coach [Kenneth] Day has done a good job with that,” explained Davis.
“We’re trying to see who can start games for us, who can come in for middle relief and who can be a closer, so those were the things we were looking at.”
Pitching and defense generally are ahead of the bats at this time of year, but Davis expects the bats to come around.
“With the sticks it’s always like that, at the beginning of the year the bats are going to be a little slower, and fortunately we know now what we need to work on,” he noted.
“The guys just have to want to improve, and we have a lot of potential.
It was a good scrimmage overall for us.