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Comets drop Barons in season opener

HCHS pitcher Tyler Lewis throws during the first inning of Thursday's season opener against Bluestone in Skipwith.
Photo Gallery / March 12, 2009
The HCHS varsity baseball team cruised to a 9-2 over Group AAA Bluestone on the road Thursday.

Halifax got a solid outing on the mound from winner Tyler Lewis, who worked four and a thirds of an inning, fanning nine. Lewis allowed eight walks, one hit and two earned runs.

HCHS supported the mound staff with solid offense in the opener.

Halifax got one run in the first inning, two in the second, three in the fourth and three in the fifth.

Halifax finished with 15 hits, sparked by a three-for-three, three RBI effort from leadoff hitter Kyle Long. No. 3 hitter Eric Brandon also had a 2-for-4, two-RBI effort.

Dale Trent also chipped in with a 2-for-4 day with a run scored, and

Courtney Ervin went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Halifax got started with a run in the first. Kyle Long, batting leadoff, walked, and advanced on a Bill Wooding bunt sacrifice. Brandon followed with an RBI single.

Halifax added two in the second, as Kyle Long had an RBI single.

The Comets erupted for three in the fourth, as Wooding had an RBI single and Brandon an RBI double.

Halifax broke it open with a three-run fifth, sparked by a two-run single by Kyle Long.

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