Owens sets RBI mark as Wolverines crush Madison

Polk County senior Holden Owens (Jane Ollis photo).

Holden Owens continued his torrid senior season Tuesday and set a school record in the process.

Owens hammered two homers and drove in six runs as Polk County routed Madison 21-7 in Western Highlands Conference baseball action in Marshall.

Owens reached 49 RBI for the season, breaking the school record of 45 set by Mark Burrell. The senior infielder finished Tuesday’s win 3-for-3, scoring four times.

Polk County improved to 19-2 with the win and completed a perfect 15-0 run through the WHC this season.

Owens was not alone in hitting heroics. Sedric Pickett finished 3-for-3 with four RBI and Nick Capozzi was 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and five runs.

Evan Rimer and Tyler Harris each added a 2-for-4 effort with two RBI.

Polk County built a 14-5 lead after three innings, then led 16-7 after four innings before tallying five runs in the fifth.

Avery Edwards earned the win, pitching 3 2/3 innings. Austin Geagley pitched 1 1/3 innings of hitless relief to close the game.

Polk County is slated to host Mitchell on Wednesday in what will be a non-conference game before traveling to Rosman on Friday to end its regular season.