Polk County took advantage Tuesday of Owen’s pitching wildness and a huge day at the plate by Tyler Harris, rolling to a 16-0 victory in a Western Highlands Conference baseball matchup in The Bottoms at PCHS.
In winning their seventh straight game, the Wolverines (8-1, 6-0) drew 12 walks from Warhorse pitchers in the five-inning affair.
Polk County also received a stellar outing from Harris, who finished 3-for-4 with seven RBI, one shy of the school record. Harris homered for the second straight day, this one a grand slam in the bottom of the first inning that helped give Polk County a 5-0 lead.
Harris added a bases-loaded two-run single in the second, part of the Wolverines’ six-run outburst. Sedric Pickett had an RBI single prior to Harris’ hit, with Nick Capozzi following with an RBI single to left.
Grayson Jones drew a bases-loaded walk to plate Harris and an Elijah Sutton grounder drove in Capozzi to give Polk an 11-0 advantage.
The Wolverines added five more runs in the third. Holden Owens and Pickett walked before Harris singled to center to drive in Owens. Back-to-back Owen errors allowed pinch runner Jordan Bishop to score, and an Austin Geagley grounder brought home Harris.
Walks to Kyler Scruggs and Owens closed the scoring for Polk County.
Sutton finished 2-for-3 with an RBI as part of Polk County’s eight-hit attack.
Avery Edwards earned the win, allowing just two hits and striking out six in the complete-game effort.
The two teams are scheduled to meet again Friday at Owen for the third and final time this season.
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