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Varsity Softball Team Rolls To Win At Tunstall

VeVe Brandon finished with three hits, including a double and scored three times, and the Comets’ varsity softball team slammed a total of eight two-baggers among 16 hits in routing Tunstall 13-0 in Dry Fork on Friday. Johanna Spencer and Sam Gibson each hit two doubles and Stephanie Clark, Jill Trickey, Sydney Puryear and Jennifer Lacks each had a double for Halifax County, which has outscored its opponents 55-1 in five wins thus far, all on the road.

Spencer, Gibson, Trickey and Megan Day each had two hits, and Clark, Brittany Long and Jamilia Smith each added a single in a game which saw the Comets lead 1-0 after one inning, 5-0 after the third and 8-0 after the fourth inning.

Two runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh were more than enough for Halifax hurler Gibson, who scattered two hits in seven innings, while striking out three batters and walking none.

Halifax played a good game despite wet and cold conditions, according to coach Melanie Saunders.

“The kids hit the ball well and Sam did a good job on the mound for us.

“Tunstall is not as strong as we had hoped, and they did not have their best pitcher but the team is truing to work hard and make it without her.”

Clark drew a leadoff walk and scored on an error in the first, and doubles by Clark, Brandon and Spencer, in addition to singles by Trickey and Jamilia Smith in the third inning added up to four runs and a 5-0 lead.

A Brandon base hit, Jameshia Smith sacrifice, Spencer double, Gibson double, Day single and Puryear double led to three runs in the fourth, and a Brandon single, walks to Long and Spencer and Tunstall error in the fifth inning made it 10-0.

Lacks doubled, Clark reached base after being hit by a pitch, Long singled and Gibson doubled in the sixth inning to make it 13-0.

The Comets play the last of six road games in a row to start the season with a 4:30 p.m. game at Person High School on Wednesday.