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Lady Comets dominant

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Halifax County third baseman Sydney Puryear and catcher Jill Trickey almost collide as they attempt to catch a pop-up.
SoVaNow.com / March 21, 2011
HCHS softball is out to a blazing, confidence-building start, with a 5-0 record.

And that includes some quality wins over northern Virginia competition.

The Lady Comets won all four games during invitational play in Franklin County Friday and Saturday. Franklin County High School hosted the event, designed to help the teams involved get a more accurate pulse on their softball notes

HCHS won its opener, 1-0, against Lynchburg Christian Academy and then defeated Jefferson Forest, 8-0, in the second game.

On Saturday, the Comets raced past Mountain View, 7-0, and closed out a very successful weekend with a 5-0 win over Stafford.

HCHS got solid pitching from Samantha Gibson. Dalyn Hall also got one win and performed well on the mound.

In Saturday’s win over Mountain View, the Lady Comets finished with 11 hits, including four doubles, one triple and four home runs. Sydney Puryear had a couple of homers and Meg Bane and Jill Trickey had one apiece.

Puryear went 2-for-4 with three runs scored. Jamiesha Smith went 2-for-3 and VV Brandon went 2-for-4, as the top of the lineup really got the job done. Jennifer Lacks also went 2-for-3 with two RBI.

HCHS had another complete effort in the second game win over North Stafford.

Puryear went 2-for-3 and Lacks homered to spark the offense. Jamiesha Smith went two-for-three in her leadoff spot.

The Lady Comets had a solid defensive effort overall, supporting the pitchers. The offense was a bit slow early in the first game of the weekend, but the Lady Comets started to pick up the momentum and really cranked up the offense on Saturday.

HCHS had a tougher game in the finale against Stafford, as no one scored until the fifth. HCHS got four runs on three hits and one on two hits in the sixth and finished with nine hits overall.



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