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Kayla Spencer gets the tag at second to complete the double play in Friday’s HCHS varsity softball game against Bassett. (David Conner II photos) / June 07, 2021

Remaining undefeated, the Halifax County High School varsity softball team rolled past Bassett 14-4 Friday.

Halifax improved to 9-0 with only two games remaining on schedule before Region 4D tourney play begins June 15. To finish out the regular season, the Comets travel to Patrick County today and wrap up the season at home on Tuesday against Tunstall.

Bailey Bowen took the win from the circle, pitching five innings, striking out six while allowing four runs on four hits. Peyton Lowery had the hot bat on the day, plating four runners on three hits. Halifax had 12 hits on the day and committed three errors.

After closing out Bassett at the top of the first in order the Comets immediately got busy on the bags. Trinity Martin worked a leadoff walk; she was joined on the bases by Kamirya Woody-Giggetts who advanced after being hit by a pitch.

Madison Barnes reached base on an error and the loaded the bags. Shyma Hankins followed with a single to send Martin home for the 1-0 score.

A Sarah Watts sacrifice scored Woody-Giggetts. Lowery came to bat and hit a long ball for the 5-0 lead.

In the top of the second with one down, Halifax turned a nice double play to end the half-inning. The Comets went on to post five runs in the bottom of the second.

Martin came back up to bat and this time delivered a solo home run to centerfield. From here the Comet bats lit up. Barnes and Lowery had singles; Hankins and Bowen each had RBI doubles. Woody-Giggetts, Haskins and Lowery scored for the 10-0 Comet lead.

Both teams went scoreless in the third; Martin hit a single in the frame. Bassett was able to plate three runs at the top of the fourth inning.

Halifax responded with two runs after Woody-Giggetts plated Kayla Spencer and Madi Watkins after they reached base with singles.

Bassett added one more run at the top of the fifth. Halifax closed out with two additional runs.

Arrissa Conner (walk) scored after Lowery blasted a double to the outfield. Skye Newcomb, who had hit a single, scored on a passed ball for the 14-4 final.

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