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Comets jayvees win pair

The Halifax County High School junior varsity baseball team kept its recent win streak intact this week with wins in a pair of games. Halifax County High School had an easy time of it here Monday afternoon with a 20-0 win over the William Fleming High School jayvees. It was a much different situation on Tuesday night as the Comets scored a tough come-from-behind 6-5 win over Liberty Christian Academy.

“The last two games have allowed us to play different people in different positions, and everyone is doing a good job,” remarked Comets Head Coach Dennis Seamster.

“We are continuing to get better. That is all we ask for and that is what really matters in the long run.”

LCA tagged the Comets hard in the top of the first inning of Tuesday’s game, taking advantage of a hit, a walk and two Comets errors to grab a quick 3-0 lead. The Comets answered with two runs in the bottom of the first inning with back-to-back hits by Will Harris and Nick Anderson, both of whom scored later in the inning to make it a 3-2 score.

Halifax County High School took the lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Avery Anderson hit a single with one out and moved to second base when Rufus Jeffress walked.

The two runners stole a base to move up and Anderson scored by stealing home to tie the game at 3-3. A single by Nick Anderson scored Jeffress to put the Comets up 4-3.

Halifax County High School added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, one coming on a hit by Chase Wilkerson, to go up 6-3.

A walk followed by a double produced a run for LC in the top of the sixth inning to make it a 6-4 score. LCA produced one more run in the top of the seventh inning to make the final 6-5 score.

The Comets’ Ryan Puryear made his first start of the season on the mound. He yielded only three hits and two walks during his stint on the hill. Hunter Watts threw the final two innings, giving up two hits and two walks. Each of the two pitchers fanned two batters.

Halifax County High School had seven hits in the game with Harris and Nick Anderson leading the team with two hits each.
Wilkerson, Avery Anderson and Jeffress each had one hit.

There was no drama at all for the Comets in Monday’s 20-0 win over William Fleming High School.

Comets hurler Ryan Powell struck out 12 of the 16 batters he faced in the game and yielded one walk and one hit.

Halifax County High School scored 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning, seven in the bottom of the second inning and one run in both the third and fourth innings to account for its 20 runs.

The Comets had eight hits and took advantage of 11 walks from William Fleming High School pitchers and four William Fleming High School errors.

Dustin Crews and Jeffress led the Comets with two hits each. Harris, Hunter Watts, Nick Lewis, and Wilkerson each had one hit for the Comets.