Polk County Middle’s Jack Clark

Polk Middle earns tie, loss at Hendersonville Middle

Polk County Middle earned an unusual split of its doubleheader Thursday in Hendersonville, scoring a tie and loss against Hendersonville Middle in Blue Ridge Conference baseball action.

The Wolverines dropped a 10-0 decision, getting just two hits in that loss, and forced a 1-1 tie. Middle school games are limited to two hours of play and must be stopped at that point.

In that 1-1 game, the Wolverines took a 1-1 lead in the fourth as Alex Perry was hit by a pitch, stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a passed ball. Hendersonville then added a run in the fifth on a single, sacrifice, walk and error.

Sawyer Huff finished 2-for-2 for Polk Middle, with Gunnar Alm going 1-for-3 for the only other Wolverine hit.

Avery Hensley pitched three scoreless innings, striking out two and allowing four hits, with Alm pitching the final three, allowing two hits and striking out three.

Karson Scruggs had Polk County’s only hit in the 10-0 loss.

Polk Middle is slated to be back in action on Monday, hosting Flat Rock Middle at 4:30 p.m. at Polk County Recreation Complex.