As a playoff tuneup, Polk County couldn’t have asked for much more Thursday at Mountain Heritage.
Coble Cameron and Bryson Edwards teamed on a one-hitter and the Wolverines scored in five of the first six innings en route to a 10-1 victory in Burnsville in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Polk County ends its season with an 8-6 record, including 7-3 in Western Highlands Conference games. The Wolverines finished as the top 1A team in the WHC, earning a playoff berth, and will learn their opponent and location on Sunday. Polk County is expected to host its first-round game.
Cameron started and pitched five innings. He was perfect through four innings before two errors, Bryson Hoilman’s single and an infield grounder led to the Cougars’ only run. Cameron struck out two and walked one.
Edwards pitched two hitless innings in relief.
Polk scored two runs in the first inning without a hit, taking advantage of a walk and three straight hit batters. Mountain Heritage miscues led to two more runs in the second, with Angus Weaver’s RBI single the only hit in that inning.
The Wolverines continued to build on Cougar mistakes as Mountain Heritage (4-8, 3-7) finished with five errors and five hit batters.
Weaver finished 2-for-4 with an RBI, with Tipton, Shane Parris, Cameron, Jackson Beiler, Casey Beiler and Lawson Carter each adding base hits.