Wolverines rout Avery, match school record with ninth straight victory

Polk County's Clark Phipps singled and drove in two runs in Tuesday's win.

Polk County’s baseball team matched the school record for consecutive victories, winning its ninth straight game in a 17-0 triumph Tuesday at Avery.

The Western Highlands Conference win improved Polk County’s record to 10-1 overall, 8-0 in WHC play. The 2009 Polk County team won nine straight games during its 11-1 start.

Polk County is slated to travel Wednesday to West Henderson for a non-conference game.

Avery Edwards threw a three-hit complete game with nine strikeouts to back Polk County’s 15-hit attack. The Wolverines scored nine first-inning runs and tallied in every frame thereafter in winning in five innings.

Holden Owens finished 3-for-3 with a double and triple and three runs scored and Nick Capozzi was 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and four runs to lead Polk County’s offense.

Wilson Edwards was 2-for-2 with two RBI and two runs scored and Sedric Pickett was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Clark Phipps finished 1-for-1 with two RBI, Elijah Sutton was 1-for-3 with a double and RBI and Evan Rimer, Tyler Harris and Grayson Jones each added base hits.