Karson Scruggs threw a complete game in Thursday's win, allowing seven hits

An extra inning proved extra special Thursday for Polk County.

The Wolverines battered Chase for nine runs in the top of the eighth inning, surging to an 11-2 win over the Trojans in a Mountain Foothills 7 Conference meeting in Forest City.

The teams completed regulation play knotted at 2-2, a sterling pitching dual between Chase’s Andrew Cortor and Polk’s Karson Scruggs. But Cortor left the mound before the eighth, and Polk took advantage.

The Wolverines (9-13, 3-9) belted eight hits in the inning, with Lawson Carter and Scruggs each singling twice in the eighth. An error and two walks aided the effort, but it was largely all Polk’s offense driving the rally.

Scruggs pitched the eighth to close his complete-game effort, scattering seven hits and striking out six on 94 pitches.

The Wolverines grabbed a 2-0 lead in the third as Alex Perry singled and Carter followed with a home run to left. Chase added a run in the bottom of the third, then tied the game in the fifth, both runs unearned due to Polk errors.

Carter finished 3-for-5 with three RBI, with Avrey Hensley 3-for-4 with an RBI and Mason Beiler 1-for-4 with three RBI. Scruggs and Mark Jarrett each had two hits, with Gunnar Alm, Perry, Beiler and Zalen McCraw each adding a hit.

Polk is slated to close its regular season on Saturday, hosting Madison, though the forecast calls for rain throughout the day.