Polk County built an early 4-0 lead Thursday, but Chase roared back to take a 12-4 victory in non-conference baseball action in Henrietta.
The Trojans (7-10) exploded for six runs in the third inning to take a 6-4 lead, added a run in the fourth on Aaron Ballinger’s solo home run and then scored three more in the fifth, taking advantage of a pair of Wolverine errors.
Chase added two more runs in the sixth for the final margin.
The Wolverines (7-13) were hot early, scoring four times in the first inning. Wes Brady’s three-run homer did most of the damage, the other Polk County run scoring on a bases-loaded walk.
Polk County (7-13) travels to Owen on Friday for what is likely a must-win game for the Wolverines for their state playoff hopes. Polk County currently sits at 5-6 in the Western Highlands Conference race, with Owen and Madison tied at 6-4 and Mountain Heritage a game back at 5-4. A loss Friday would knock the Wolverines out of the race for one of the three automatic 2A playoff berths from the WHC.