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Comets earn trip to state semifinals

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SoVaNow.com / June 06, 2019
Halifax County High School varsity baseball is now just two wins away from the second state title in school history.

The Comets won it all in 1984. Friday, at 2 p.m., Halifax gets Mills Godwin High School in the Richmond area, playing in the state semifinals.

Halifax knocked out a good Stone Bridge baseball team Tuesday in Ashburn, 11-0. Senior hurler Drew Harlow shut down Stone Bridge on the mound, allowing two hits. Harlow got the win. Harlow allowed two hits.

Harlow is unbeaten this season and has been a major component in this deep playoff run. Halifax will need to win back-to-back games to lock down the state crown. Saturday’s Class 5 final is set for 12:30 p.m.

The Comets used hot bats and Stone Bridge errors - five in all - to turn this state quarterfinals matchup into a relatively easy win. Halifax had 16 hits, with Will Wallace and Zach Lowery getting three apiece.

Halifax improved to 23-3. Comet coach Kenneth Day respects Godwin, although he has a bit of a quandary as to who might go on the mound. Harlow only threw 73 pitches, meaning he could go tomorrow.

“We haven’t decided yet,” said Day. “Everybody’s available.”

Halifax is seeking to nail down the title. Two years ago, Halifax had Briar Woods beaten heading into the seventh inning, but the title game ended up going 14 innings.

This time, Day and the Comets hope for the second baseball state title.

“Just go up there and play well, and hopefully things turn out,” said Day.

The Comets played well and took advantage of hot offensive effort. Stone Bridge fell progressively behind and Halifax sealed the deal in the late innings.





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