Spring break did nothing Monday to break Polk County Middle’s winning streak.
The Wolverines returned from a week off and scored their third straight win, holding off Macon Middle 4-3 in a Blue Ridge Middle School Conference game at Polk County Recreation Complex.
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Polk Middle (5-5) secured the win with a bit of solid defense in the final inning.
Trailing 4-2, Macon Middle (3-6) scored one run on a two-out single, but left fielder Shane Parris threw out the potential tying run at third base on the play, ending the game.
Macon Middle scored two runs in the top of the first, but the Wolverines answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning. Grayson Jones singled to open the inning, and one out later, Nick Capozzi was hit by a pitch. Isaac Medford’s grounder to third moved Jones and Capozzi up one base, and Kaley Kropp followed with a single to drive home Jones.
An error on Jonathan Edwards’ fly ball to left allowed Capozzi to score, with another error on Daniel Ruff’s infield grounder bringing in Kropp to make it 3-2.
Polk Middle then added what proved to be the winning run in the bottom of the second. Parris drilled a two-out double, and Capozzi followed with another double to make it 4-2.
Ruff earned the win, scattering six hits in five innings and striking out five. Capozzi pitched the final two innings to earn the save, allowing two hits.
Jones, Parris, Capozzi, Kropp and Evan Dadson each had hits for Polk Middle, which hosts Canton Middle on Thursday in its final regular-season home game.