The Halifax County High School varsity softball team got its season off to a good start Wednesday with a 13-8 win over Park View High School in South Hill.

Halifax County High School had 13 hits in the game, with Lynia Reed and Trinity Martin leading the team with three hits each. Lauryn Chappell and Katie Cole had two hits each. Kaitlyn Richardson, Skyla Strohm and Madison Barnes all had a hit each.

The Comets got off to a rocky start, with Park View High School scoring six runs in the bottom of the first inning to take an early 6-0 lead.

Halifax County High School got four of the runs back in the top of the second inning, two of them coming on a two-RBI single from Richardson, to cut the deficit to two runs at 6-4. Park View High School plated a run in the bottom of the inning to make the score 7-3.

The Comets kept battling, scoring four runs in the top of the third inning to take the lead at 8-7. Halifax County High School got a run on a sacrifice fly from Karina Velazquez that plated Sydney Wilborn who had earlier reached base on an error.

A two-RBI triple from Martin tied the game, and a run-scoring hit by Richardson put the Comets on top.

Halifax County High School added three more runs in the top of the fifth inning, two of them coming on a hit from Chappell to put the Comets up 11-7. Two more runs by the Comets in the top of the seventh inning that came from runs-scoring hits from Martin and Cole, extended the Comets’ lead to six runs at 13-7.

Park View High School scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning, but it wasn’t enough as the Comets sealed the win.

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