Abidas Ramirez

Polk JVs fight back from 5-1 deficit to defeat Madison

Polk County rallied from a 5-1 deficit Tuesday to hand Madison a 6-5 defeat in Western Highlands Conference junior varsity baseball action in Marshall.

The Wolverines (1-1, 1-0) tied the game with a four-run fourth inning, then pushed across a run in the top of the fifth to claim the win.

That winning run came after Collier Foster, Elijah Barnes and Clay Toney drew walks to load the bases. With two outs, a passed ball allowed Foster to race home with what proved to be the winning run.

Foster also began the fourth-inning rally with a walk, followed by another walk to Brandon Troyer. Toney drew a walk to load the bases with one out before Abidas Ramirez singled to drive in Foster.

A balk allowed Troyer to score before Chan Barber’s single drove in Toney, with Ramirez scoring on the throw to the infield to tie the game at 5-5.

Barber finished 1-1 with two RBI, with Casey Beiler and Ramirez each going 1-for-2. Polk had just the three hits but took advantage of 11 Madison walks.

Barber earned the win, pitching five innings and striking out nine with just one walk. He gave up three hits and just two earned runs.