Mason Hatcher

Halifax County High School Comet Mason Hatcher (11) turns on one in the batter’s box and records a single in the Comets’ 3-0 loss versus Orange County High School in the regional quarterfinals.

Halifax County High School’s varsity baseball outfielder Mason Hatcher was named to the second team of the The Virginia High School League announces its 2022 Class 4 All-State baseball team.

The list was released Friday.

After winning the Piedmont District championship, the Halifax County High School varsity baseball team’s season came to an end with a 3-0 loss to Orange County in the regional quarterfinals.

The loss ended the Comets’ season after going 13-6 in the regular season and 2-1 in the postseason winning a Piedmont District championship.

Hanover senior Seth Keller, a first-team selection at both shortstop and pitcher, was named the Class 4 Player of the Year, and Hanover head coach Tyler Kane earned the Class 4 Coach of the Year honor.

Fourteen players were selected first-team all-state and second-team all-state. Only those players selected to the first-team all-region teams are eligible for selection to the All-State team.

Each All-State selection committee comprises eight coaches (two from each region).