Polk County’s junior varsity landed its first win of the season on Thursday, knocking off Landrum 4-2 in a matchup of border rivals at The Bottoms.
The Wolverines are now 1-5 on the season.
How it happened: Piercen Edwards had much to do with the win, pitching a complete game with 10 strikeouts and scattering seven hits.
Landrum scored a run in the first inning, but the Wolverines responded with a tally in the bottom of the first as Blaine Turner lashed a leadoff single, then scored with two outs on an Edwards base hit.
The Cardinals pushed across a run in the top of the third, Polk answered with two runs in the bottom half. Turner smacked a leadoff double this time, then scored on an error on Bryson Hoots’ bunt. Hoots then stole second and scored on Peyton Hoots’ single to center to give Polk a 3-2 lead.
The Wolverines added a run in the fifth as Peyton Hoots singled and scored on an Edwards double.
At the plate: Have a day, Piercen Edwards, who added a 3-for-3 effort with three RBI to back his work on the mound.
Turner finished 2-for-3, with Peyton Hoots and Daylon Bradley each adding a hit.
Next up: Polk County is back at The Bottoms on Friday to face Hendersonville in a Mountain Foothills 7 Conference game beginning at 4 p.m.