Wolverines play well in Region 8’s two close losses

Polk County's Haley Fowler

Region 8’s entry in the Powerade State Games of North Carolina suffered a pair of close losses Tuesday in the opening day of bracket play in Greensboro.

Region 8 – featuring four Polk County players and coaches Jamie Thompson and Jamie Hrobak – suffered a 6-5 loss to Region 6 and a 7-6 loss to Region 7.

Region 8 will conclude bracket play on Wednesday morning against Region 7 (1-1). A win there and a Region 5 win over Region 6 would create a three-way tie for second in the West bracket, and Region 8 could possibly still play for a bronze medal based on run differential.

Polk County’s Haley Fowler finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the opener while Wolverine Autumn Owen was 2-for-4 with a double, stolen base and RBI in the second game. Maranda Gosnell added a hit in both games.

Madison’s Hannah Jennings finished the day 6-for-9 with two RBI for Region 8.

West Bracket Scores
Region 5 5, Region 7 2
Region 6 6, Region 8 5
Region 5 7, Region 8 6
Region 7 7, Region 6 3

Standings
Region 5 2-0
Region 6 1-1
Region 7 1-1
Region 8 0-2

Run Differential
Region 5 12-8 (+4)
Region 6 9-12 (-3)
Region 7 9-8 (+1)
Region 8 11-13 (-2)