Baseball Comets Are Regional Champs

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For the first time since 2011, the Greenville Comets’ baseball team is going to the sectional.

In the championship game of the Vandalia Class 2A Regional Monday afternoon, the Comets defeated Newton 7 to 1 and will play Staunton in the Flora Sectional Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on WGEL.

In the regional title game, GHS got very good pitching from starter Lucas Carlson who gave up only two hits and struck out eight in five and two-thirds innings. Brock Nelson finished the game, striking out two.

Head Coach Todd Hutchinson said it took a great team effort.

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The Comets got off to a 3 to 0 start in the first inning when Trent Hlafka cracked a three-run homer. They added two runs in the second and two more in the sixth.

Greenville had 11 hits, two apiece from Drew Frey, Mason Johnson, Hlafka and Logan Doll. Other hits were by Jonathan Barnes, Christian Moss and Wil Harnetiaux.

The Comets won three games in the regional and Coach Hutchinson believes they may be playing their best baseball of the season.

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The Comets enter the sectional with a 16-17 and 1 record.