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Comets softball team sweeps Saturday doubleheader

ROCKY MOUNT The Halifax County High School softball team made a sweep of its two games Saturday in the Battle of the Bases Softball Tournament in Rocky Mount hosted by Franklin County High School.

Halifax County High School got a run-scoring hit from Megan Puckett in the fourth inning and a run-scoring hit from Ashley Watts in the sixth inning to secure a 2-0 win over Mountain View High School in its Saturday opener.

The Comets followed it up with a 4-0 win over Colonial Forge High School in its final game of the tournament to complete the Saturday sweep.

Saturday's pair of shutouts went a long way toward erasing the sting from an 11-1 loss in six innings to Jefferson Forest High School in Friday's second game. The Comets had won their tourney opener with a 5-4 win over C.D Hylton High School.

"Saturday we regrouped " explained Comets Head Coach Melanie Saunders.

"We didn't score a lot of runs, but we scored them when we needed to. We came back, and kids who made errors yesterday (Friday), balls came right to them today and they made the plays.

"That's what it's all about, come back from a negative and make a positive."

The Comets had six hits in Saturday's opening game against Mountain View High School with Meg Bane and Megan Puckett leading the team with two hits each. Tayler Mosley and Ashley Watts had one hit each.

Mountain View High School had five hits.

Halifax County got off to a quick start in the second game against Colonial Forge School, with Mosley starting the game with a triple and scoring on a sacrifice groundouts by Emily Nester to go up 1-0

Puckett laced a double to the outfield with one out in the second inning and scored when Cori Campbell followed with a single to put the Comets up 2-0

The Comets added a pair of runs in the fifth inning, which started with a hit by Nester. A hit by Bane plated Nester and Bane scored on a groundout by Barnes.

Halifax County had eight hits in the game with Puckett leading the way with two hits. Mosley, Nester, Ross, Bane, Campbell and Courtney Epps each chipped in a hit for the Comets, who improved their season record to 4-1 on the season with the two wins.

Colonial Forge had five hits in the contest.