Halifax County High School scored runs in each of five innings, and Madison Barnes struck out eight batters and walked only one while scattering three hits, as the Comets’ varsity softball team defeated Bassett High School 16-1 at Bassett High School on Tuesday.

Kylie Satterfield had a home run, double and four RBIs, and Barnes and Peyton Lowery each had a double, single and three RBIs for the Comets, now 3-0 on the season.

Shamya Hankins and Trinity Martin each had two hits and an RBI, Sarah Watts two doubles, Kayla Spencer a double, single and RBI, and Savi Bailey a two-run double, while Skye Newcomb and Sidney Stone added base hits.

Halifax County scored three runs off three hits in the first inning, two runs off two hits in the second and three runs off three hits in the third inning, and they added five runs off five hits in the fourth inning and three runs off four hits in the fifth inning.

Bassett scored its only run of the game off a solo home run in the third inning.

Comets’ head coach Woody Bane noted that the Comets bought both their bats and their gloves to the game, with solid offense, defense and pitching.

“It was a good outing for us,” explained Bane. “Madison pitched well, and we made the plays behind her defensively.”

Offensively, the Comets collected 17 hits and ran the bases extremely well, noted Bane.

“Several Comets had two hits, and several collected extra base hits,” he said.