Polk JVs top Chase in another back-and-forth shootout

Another slugfest ended Friday in Polk County’s favor.

The Wolverine junior varsity held off Chase to take a 12-11 victory in a Mountain Foothills 7 Conference matchup in Forest City.

The two teams engaged in a 13-10 battle earlier in the week at Polk County. The rematch followed much the same pattern.

Polk used a six-run third inning to build an 8-1 advantage, only to see Chase rally and make it 10-8 after four innings, the Trojans putting together a five-run frame in the bottom of the fourth.

The Wolverines then scored two key runs in the top of the fifth as Kendall McEntyre reached on an error and then scored on another error on Bryson Jones’ grounder.

A third Chase error allowed Jones to score with two outs to give Polk a 12-8 lead.

The Trojans answered with three runs in the bottom of the fifth and had the tying run on third with one out. But Polk’s Mason Beiler struck out the next two hitters to secure the win.

Nick Stribling finished 2-for-3 for the Wolverines, with McEntyre, Jones, Beiler, Dayton Bradley and Nick Sotomayer each adding hits.

Polk County is next scheduled to be in action on Wednesday, hosting North Henderson.

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