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Comets Varsity Girls Rip Heritage

Johanna Spencer hit her third and fourth home runs of the season, Samantha Gibson added another to back a one-hit shutout, and the Comets varsity softball team improved to 3-0 with a 17-0 win at Heritage on Monday. Halifax County finished with 15 hits for the game, with Spencer and Gibson going 3-4 and Stephanie Clark going 2-3 at the plate.

Jennifer Lacks had a double and base hit, VeVe Brandon two singles, Jill Trickey a double, and Megan Day and Jamilia Smith base hits for the Comets, who played an error free game in the field to back the pitching of Gibson.

A Heritage error to start the game followed by a Brandon single, two stolen bases and two groundouts scored Clark and Brandon to make it 2-0 after one inning, and the Comets added three runs on consecutive singles by Clark, Brandon, Day and Spencer in the third inning.

A nine-run fourth inning blew the game open, with the Comets getting seven hits in the inning, including a home run and double by Gibson, a homer by Spencer, a double and single by Lacks, and singles by Jamilia Smith and Clark.

Three more hits, including a home run by Spencer, double by Trickey and single by Gibson added the Comets’ final three runs in the top of the fifth inning.
Gibson hurled all five innings to get the win, allowing no runs on one hit, while striking out seven batters and walking one.

“We hit the ball well and played good defense,” said Comets coach Melanie Saunders, whose team has a tough game today against Jefferson Forest in Bedford.

“We look forward to playing Jefferson Forest.  It’ll be a really competitive game and we’ll be able to see how we compete against a strong team.”