Smoky Mountain Middle silences Polk Middle bats in 11-1 win

Smoky Mountain Middle held Polk County Middle to two hits Tuesday en route to an 11-1, five-inning win over the Wolverines at Polk County Recreation Complex.

Singles by Shane Parris in the first and fifth innings proved the only base hits for the Wolverines, who dropped to 1-11 with the loss. Polk County Middle ends its regular season on Thursday, hosting Bethel Middle at 4:30 p.m.

Trailing 3-0, Polk Middle scored its lone run in the third. Parris drew a walk to open the inning, stole second, then moved to third on Chan Barber’s sacrifice. Bryson Edwards’ grounder then plated Parris with what proved to be the Wolverines’ lone tally.

Smoky Mountain added two runs in the fourth, then exploded for five runs in the top of the fifth.

Polk, which left the bases loaded in the first inning, did the same in the fifth. The Wolverines stranded eight runners during the game.