The Halifax County Minor all-star baseball team looked to continue their title run but fell short of the championship game placing third in the Virginia state tournament.

They took on Madison Heights in the semifinal game and were leading 4-3 after the first inning.

Madison Heights got hot in the fifth inning scoring nine runs taking the lead over Halifax. Halifax fought back in the bottom half of the fifth inning scoring 4 more runs but were unable to keep up with Madison Heights after their hot inning, losing with a final score of 8-12.

Eli Brown, Conner Abbott, Mason Terry and Lucas Lewis all had two hits for Halifax. Abbott was the starting pitcher for Halifax and helped himself at the plate knocking in three runs.

Halifax’s title hopes came up short, but they made a deep run in the tournament gaining experience and looking to come back next year.

Wednesday Halifax took on Prince George County where Halifax had gotten out to a fast start this time scoring four runs in the bottom of the first and never looking back winning 5-2.

Center fielder Jacob Owens led the team in hits going 2-2 with one RBI and scoring once for Halifax. Starting pitcher Eli Brown pitched a great game, pitching 4 innings and only giving up one run on four hits while striking out five batters.

Halifax looks to keep their title hopes alive against Madison Heights Thursday.

Josh Carlton is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him jcarlton@gazettevirginian.com. 

Josh Carlton is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him jcarlton@gazettevirginian.com.