Polk County's Gunnar Alm

Polk County freshman Gunnar Alm has been selected to play for the Region 8 team in the upcoming Bodyarmor State Games.

Region 8 includes all counties from Rutherford, McDowell and Mitchell west to Cherokee. Erwin’s Dylan Jones is the head coach, with assistants Todd Griffin of Enka, Zack Shepherd of Tuscola and Michael Staicar of Reynolds.

The Games match teams from throughout North Carolina and will be played June 12-16 in Charlotte at Hayes Stadium at UNC Charlotte, Truist Field and Stick Williams Dream Fields Complex. Region 8 will play its first game on June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Truist Field, meeting Region 6.

Alm hit .358 this season with 10 doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI. He scored 31 runs and stole 25 bases, posting a .506 on-base percentage. He earned Mountain Foothills 7 all-conference honors.