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Lady Comets easily advance to title game

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SoVaNow.com / May 16, 2013
The Halifax County High School varsity softball team drilled William Fleming, 12-2, and won by slaughter rule in Wednesday's Western Valley district tournament opener in South Boston.

The Comets, now 20-2 this season, advanced to a Friday Western Valley District tournament title showdown with Franklin County.

The game will be at the Comet field.

The Comet softball team won the WVD regular season title Tuesday with a 3-0 win over Franklin County. Halifax County softball is already assured of at least a home game in the second round of the regionals on Memorial Day.

The Lady Comets had no trouble with Fleming. Courtney Epps pitched five strong innings and allowed just three hits, fanning six.

Halifax delivered plenty of support, scoring one run on two hits in the first, five runs on five hits in the second, two runs on four hits in the third, adding four runs on two hits in the fifth. The game ended on the slaughter rule in the fifth.

Miyana Ross had two hits, scored three runs and had an RBI. Meg Bane clobbered an RBI triple and got another run home on an Fleming errors.

Cecilie Elliott had an RBI single and a run-scoring double. Cori Campbell had two doubles, one for an RBI.


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