HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Comets blank Franklin County jayvees, 9-0
SOUTH BOSTON -- Halifax County broke open a close game by scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth and four runs in the last of the sixth Tuesday en route to a 9-0 Piedmont District junior varsity baseball triumph over Franklin County.
The Comets' victory is their second this season over the Eagles.
FCHS (8-3 in the Piedmont District, 9-9 overall) was limited to four hits by Halifax starting pitcher Dawson Watts, who struck out 12 and walked three in his complete-game shutout.
Matt Holley collected two of those hits, while Cameron Janney and Easton Forbes (double) each registered one.
Great Country 5-Miler is slated for June 20
SIX-MILE POST -- The Great Country 5-Miler is slated for Saturday, June 20 at Waid Recreation Area and Sports Complex.
The race, which is being staged by Run Roanoke, starts at 8:30 a.m.
Race day registration and packet pick-up begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 8:20 a.m. at the large picnic shelter at Waid Park.
The Great Country 5-Miler is a trail race featuring dirt road, cinder trail and single track.
For information, call Jeremy Woods with Run Roanoke, (540) 589-3212, or contact him by email: email@example.com.