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Comet baseball warms up with scrimmage games this weekend

SoVaNow.com / March 01, 2018
The Halifax County High School varsity baseball team is scheduled for preseason scrimmage action Saturday in Lynchburg.

The Comets return to the diamond after a run to the state 5A baseball finals last year. Halifax posted its third state runner-up finish in school history after dropping a bitter loss to Briar Woods in the state final.

The Comets should have a very strong club again, although nothing is assured. Postseason prep baseball can be a hazardous adventure.

Kenneth Day returns for another season as head coach. He is assisted by Shawn Torian, and Robert Carter.

Halifax has eight seniors. shortstop Dawson Watts, outfielder Corey Brandon, outfielder and pitcher Brayden Moore, outfield and pitcher Will Scheier, third baseman Parker Franklin, outfielder Josh Barker, pitcher Carlton Redd, and catcher Clay Lloyd.

The Comets will also field 10 juniors.

That group includes outfielder and pitcher Zack Lowery, second baseman Dylan Clark, shortstop and pitcher Troy Ferrell, catcher Dillon Davis, outfielder and pitcher Tyler Mabe, third baseman and pitcher Alex Lowery, third baseman and pitcher Drew Harlow, outfield and pitcher Will Wallace, first baseman Shaun Perkins and first baseman and pitcher Colt LaRue.

The varsity Comets are at Heritage in Lynchburg, with first game preseason action at noon Saturday. Halifax will meet two teams, Heritage and Northside, as the Comet program works on improvements for the season opener.

The jayvees are at Northside Saturday, with preseason games against that squad and Heritage.

Halifax has several athletes who have already committed to play at the next level. Harlow said Tuesday he has given Radford a non-binding verbal commitment. Furthermore, several Comets have made commitments to play at in college. This group includes Lloyd, Redd and Moore, all headed to Ferrum College. There, the trio will join another former Comet, Colby Grissom, who is on the squad this season.

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