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Late surge gives girls a big win

Hannah Saunders hit a three-run double and RBI single, all coming in an 11-run seventh inning, and the Halifax County High School varsity softball team slugged its way past GW 18-3 on Monday n Danville.

Saunders added a fourth-inning single as part of a 3-4 day at the plate for the Comets, while Kye-Neisha Logan added a two-run single and RBI base hit.

Cori Campbell (RBI) and Cecilie Elliott also had three-hit games for the Comets (3-0 WVD, 10-1).

Halifax County scored twice in the first inning, three times in the second and twice more in the fifth, but led only 7-3 until the 11-run outburst in the seventh inning.

“It took us awhile to get adjusted at the plate,” said Comets Head Coach Melanie Saunders.

“It was not our best showing early but we finished strong.

“We always talk about the fact that we always want them to finish on a positive, whether it is on a drill during practice, on in a game.

“The girls finished strong in the top of the seventh inning at the plate and defensively.”

The Comets finished with 23 hits for the game, with Tayler Mosley hitting a two-run double and single, Meg Bane an RBI single and base hit, and Taylor Barnes an RBI triple and single.

Miyana Ross had an RBI single and Ashley Watts hit an RBI double, while Megan Puckett and Samantha Moser each finished with two hits for the Comets.

Courtney Epps started the game on the mound for Halifax County and gave up two runs on three hits, before Barnes came to the mound in the bottom of the fourth inning to finish the game.

Epps struck out three batters and walked none, and Barnes gave up one run on no hits in four innings with six strikeouts and no walks.