The Halifax County High School varsity softball team exploded for six runs in the first inning and went on to post a 19-2 win over Tunstall High School Tuesday at Halifax County High School.

When you beat good teams, it makes you feel good about your team,” said Comets head coach Woody Bane.

“Tunstall always puts a quality ballclub on the field. We came out and played really well. We hit the ball and ran the bases exceptionally well.”

The Comets had a dozen hits in the game, with Lynia Reed leading the Comets with three hits. Trinity Martin and Lauryn Chappell had two hits each. Katie Cole, Kaitlyn Richardson, Karina Velazquez, Brooke Conner and Jeri Lynn Tyler all had a hit each.

The Comets exploded for six runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 6-0 lead. Tunstall High School plated a pair of runs in the top of the third inning to cut its deficit to four runs.

Halifax County High School exploded for 11 runs in the bottom of the third inning to go up 17-2 and added two more runs in the fourth inning to complete the 19-2 win.

Bane said he had no idea his team would score as many runs as it did against Tunstall High School.

“This time of year you want pretty good swings on pitches, and that’s what we did,” Bane said.

“When that happens, good things happen.”

Joe Chandler is the sports editor for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him at jchandler@gazettevirginian.com.

Joe Chandler is the sports editor for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him at jchandler@gazettevirginian.com