The Halifax County High School varsity baseball team held off a late comeback from Tunstall to claim a 5-3 victory on Wednesday.

After scoring five runs in the first three innings, it seemed that the Comets were in the clear, but Tunstall refused to give up scoring three runs in the top of the fourth to make it interesting.

All three runs that Tunstall scored were unearned runs coming off two errors in the fourth inning.

The Comets did their thing on the mound refusing to give up hits as Evan Clark started the afternoon pitching 3 2/3 innings allowing two hits and three runs — all unearned — walking four batters and striking out five.

Trey Comer took the bump to finish off the fourth inning and pitched the rest of the game only allowing two hits and striking out one batter while letting his defense work behind him.

On offense, there were only two Comets who recorded multiple hits on the afternoon.

Kamron Turbeville went 3-for-4 with one RBI and Trevor Hazelwood went 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBIs.

Eight hits on the afternoon combined with an impressive performance on the mound was all the Comets needed to claim the victory over a Piedmont District rival in Tunstall.

With another win on the season the Comets improved their record to 13-6 overall and 8-0 in the Piedmont District holding the top spot in the rankings.

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.