2016 Season Preview: Halifax Comets





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By John Nolan
Assistant Director of Scouting/Content Management 

As we enter February, the high school season is quickly approaching. As the month progresses and February turns into March, we will take a look at high school programs throughout our coverage area as they prepare for the 2016 season.

Covenant School

Team: Halifax
Nickname: Comets
Class: 5A North
Conference: 16 and the Piedmont District
Twitter: @HalifaxBaseball
2015 Record: 14-8
2015 Post Season: Regional Quarterfinals
Returning Starters/Position: 5
Returning Pitchers: 2



PLAYERS TO WATCH
Andrew Abbott: (LHP, 2017, Virginia) Abbott is talented lefty with a lot of upside who is currently ranked 6th in the PBR VA/DC Class of 2017 Rankings.
Arthur Watts: (UTIL/C, 2016)

SEASON OUTLOOK
Halifax is coming off of a solid 2015 season that saw the Comets advance to the Regional Tournament. The 2016 Comets will be a young team that has a strong team defense and a good pitching staff with Abbott anchoring the rotation. If the Comets’ young talent can grow up quickly, Halifax will likely return to the 5A North playoffs and be very dangerous.