Polk Middle pitchers deliver team’s second no-hitter in win over Hendersonville
Two Polk County Middle pitchers combined for the team’s second no-hitter of the season and the Wolverines scored three or more runs three times en route to an 11-2 win Monday over Hendersonville Middle.
The Wolverines improved to 2-2 with the Blue Ridge Conference victory at Polk County Recreation Complex.
Alex Perry and Piercen Edwards teamed to hold Hendersonville without a hit. The pair struck out six and walked four, allowing two unearned runs. The two were also part of the four pitchers that combined to no-hit Apple Valley in the season opener.
Hendersonville got its two runs in the first inning on three Polk Middle errors, a hit batter and a walk. Polk answered in the bottom of the inning with three runs as Perry walked, Nate Fagan reached on an error and Noah Harden drove in both with a double. Harden later scored on Sawyer Huff’s infield grounder.
The Wolverines added three more runs in the second as Edwards and Bryson Hoots walked to open the inning and Perry singled to load the bases. An error during Fagan’s at-bat allowed Edwards to score, and Harden and Avery Hensley then drew walks to force in runs and give Polk a 6-2 lead.
The Wolverines then sent 10 batters to the plate in the fifth, scoring five runs. Huff had a two-run single to highlight the inning.
Perry finished 4-for-4 to lead Polk Middle, with Harden, Huff and Hoots each adding hits.
Polk Middle is slated to travel to Brevard Middle on Thursday for a 4:30 p.m. game.