Added conference games highlight Polk baseball, softball schedules

Polk County head baseball coach Billy Alm

Polk County’s baseball and softball teams will get quite familiar this spring with their Western Highlands Conference brethern.

League athletic directors recently voted to adjust the WHC schedule for the next two years, with teams now facing either other three times per season instead of two. Athletic directors cited the difficulty of finding enough non-conference opponents in approving the change.

The change will go into effect this spring. To prevent baseball teams from facing a team’s ace in all three meetings, teams will play two of the three games in the same week.

Polk County’s baseball is slated to open its regular-season and conference schedule on March 2, hosting Owen. The Wolverine softball squad will travel Feb. 28 to North Henderson before hosting Owen on March 2.

2018 Polk County Baseball Schedule

DateOpponentJVVarsity
Mar. 2Owen4 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Mar. 3at Wilkes Tourney——-TBA
Mar. 6Avery4 p.m.6 p.m.
Mar. 7at West Henderson4 p.m.6 p.m.
Mar. 9at Mitchell6 p.m.4 p.m.
Mar. 12Christ School——-6 p.m.
Mar. 13Mtn. Heritage4 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Mar. 16at Madison4 p.m.6 p.m.
Mar. 19at Rosman—–4:30 p.m.
Mar. 20at Owen4 p.m.6 p.m.
Mar. 23Owen4 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Mar. 27at Avery6 p.m.4 p.m.
Mar. 30Avery4 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Apr. 3Hendersonville———6 p.m.
Apr. 11at East Henderson4 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Apr. 13Mitchell4 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Apr. 16Rosman4 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Apr. 17at Mitchell6 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Apr. 20at Mtn. Heritage4 p.m.6 p.m.
Apr. 24Mtn. Heritage4 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Apr. 27Madison4 p.m.6:30 p.m.
May 1at Madison4 p.m.6 p.m.

2018 Polk County Softball Schedule

DateOpponentJVVarsity
Feb. 28at North Henderson5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Mar. 2Owen5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Mar. 3Pisgah5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Mar. 6Avery5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Mar. 8Brevard5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Mar. 9at Mitchell5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Mar. 13Mtn. Heritage5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Mar. 15at Pisgah5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Mar. 16at Madison5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Mar. 20at Owen5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Mar. 21Brevard6 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Mar. 23Owen5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Mar. 27at Avery5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Mar. 28Erwin5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Mar. 30Avery5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Apr. 11at Erwin6 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Apr. 13Mitchell5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Apr. 17at Mitchell5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Apr. 20at Mtn. Heritage5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Apr. 24Mtn. Heritage5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
Apr. 27Madison5:30 p.m.4 p.m.
May 1at Madison5:30 p.m.4 p.m.