Bearcat pitchers silence Polk bats to snap Wolverines’ win streak

A five-running fourth inning Friday sparked Hendersonville to a 6-2 victory over Polk County in Mountain Foothills 7 Conference baseball action in Hendersonville.

The Bearcats (2-7, 1-3) snapped Polk County’s five-match winning streak thanks in large part to the pitching effort of Sam Wolfe. The junior struck out 12 and allowed five hits in six and two-thirds innings, with Sam Elliott recording a strikeout for the final out of the game.

Polk County (6-2, 3-1) led 2-1 entering the bottom of the fourth, but the Bearcats put the first two runners in the inning on base before Jimmy Britt doubled to score both. Elyjia Gibbs added an RBI single and J.T. Smith drilled a two-run double to cap the uprising and give Hendersonville a 6-2 lead.

The Wolverines evened the game at 1-1 in the top of the second as Micah Hill was hit by a pitch to open the inning, then scored on Evan Jones’ two-out single to center.

Polk then took a 2-1 lead in the third as Coble Cameron reached on an error and Angus Weaver lashed a double to center to drive home Cameron.

Cameron finished 2-for-4, with Jones, Chan Barber and Weaver each adding base hits.

Casey Beiler took the loss, allowing six runs on six hits in three and a third innings of work. Chan Barber allowed two hits and no runs in two and two-thirds innings in relief.

Polk County returns home Tuesday to host Chase in another conference matchup.

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