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Comets get wins over Franklin, Magna Vista

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Clay Lloyd races to third ahead of a relay throw. (David Conner II photo) / May 11, 2017
Andrew Abbott struck out 20 of 26 batters Tuesday, completely mystifying Magna Vista in an 8-1 win over the Warriors in Ridgeway.

Abbott did not walk a batter and now has a walk ratio of 112-2.

He allowed three hits and one run, and Halifax County High School continued its momentum towards the postseason. Magna Vista had one unearned run.

Halifax is now 16-2. The win over Magna Vista came after Halifax pounded Franklin County 9-4 Monday at home.

Halifax scored three runs on two hits in the first inning, added a second run in the second, third, and fourth innings. The Comets punched out another run in the sixth and one in the seventh.

Halifax collected eight hits, as Abbott, now batting in the two hole, went two-for-three. He had an RBI single in the fourth.

Clay Lloyd went two-for-four with a run scored. Lloyd cracked RBI singles in the second and sixth innings.

Drew Harlow also went two-for-four and delivered a clutch three-run double in the first inning. Harlow also scored on a passed ball in the seventh.

Brayden Moore got a run home on a fielder’s choice in the third in the win over the Warriors.

The Comets will be facing tougher competition in the conference and, presumably, the regionals, but Halifax has outscored the opposition 17-5 in its two most recent games, adding 21 hits.

Halifax has now won eight in a row.

Halifax made a move late in the season to put Tylik Powell in the leadoff spot. Powell went one-for-four at the plate, but he also reached on a fielder’s choice and an error against Magna Vista. Powell scored three runs.

Powell also scored a run in Monday’s win over Franklin County in the leadoff spot.

The Comets got solid pitching from Carlton Redd and reliever Drew Harlow late in the game against Franklin County.

Halifax jumped on the Eagles early, scoring three runs in the first inning and four in the second. Halifax then added two in the fourth and eventually slapped 13 hits.

Lloyd and Abbott had three hits apiece. Lloyd had three extra base hits, with a pair of doubles and a triple.

Abbott reached on an error and then sprinted home on a Lloyd double in the first. Tyler Duffer singled, stole second and scored on a passed ball.

Abbott scorched a two-run double in the second. Lloyd followed with a RBI triple. Duffer added a RBI sacrifice fly in the second.

Halifax put together three hits in a row in the fourth inning, sparked by an RBI double by Lloyd and a run-scoring single by Duffer.

Redd pitched five solid innings. He ran into a little trouble in the top of the sixth. Troy Ferrell faced three batters before Harlow shut the door. Harlow produced six outs in a row in two innings of work, fanning four batters.

Redd allowed six hits and surrendered four runs. He struck out six, although one batter reached on a swinging strike and eventually reached second.

“We came out and swung the bats pretty well. “We just need to get hot at the right time. If we get hot at the right time, we’re going to be fine,” said coach Kenneth Day.

Lloyd added, “the team was hitting well together. “We’ve been talking about hitting together … and we really haven’t been doing it, but we did it tonight.

“If we keep doing that, we’re going to be hard to beat.”.

The Comets celebrates Senior Night against Tunstall Friday.

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