Rainy weather Monday forced Polk County Middle’s baseball squad to wait two extra days for its game with Madison Middle. The Wolverines made certain Wednesday the delay was worth it.
Polk Middle scored early and scored often, pushing across runs in every inning en route to a 16-1 five-inning win over Madison Middle at Polk County Recreation Complex.
The Wolverines (4-5) pounded out 13 hits in snapping a two-game losing streak. Polk Middle hosts Brevard Middle on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in its final game before spring break.
Tyler Harris drove in five runs and also earned the win on the mound, allowing just two hits and striking out eight in the victory.
The Wolverines scored four runs in the first thanks in part to three Madison errors, plus hits by Avery Edwards and Brandon Ridings.
Polk then added five runs in the second. Kyler Scruggs reached on an error to open the inning, moved to third on Clark Phipps’ single and then scored as Wilson Edwards reached on a Madison error. Holden Owens followed with a single to drive in Phipps, and both Edwards and Owens scored on Harris’ double. Harris then stole third and scored on Brandon Ridings single.
Polk scored four times in the third as Elijah Sutton reached on an error, stole second, moved to third on a passed ball and scored on a Phipps grounder. Wilson Edwards then singled and stole two bases before Owens walked. Harris’ sacrifice fly drove in Edwards, with a walk to Avery Edwards loading the bases. A walk to Ridings brought in one run, and Wilson singled to drive home another.
Polk then added three runs in the fourth on Harris’ two-run double and Avery Edwards’ RBI single.
Wilson Edwards, Avery Edwards, Owens and Wilson all had two hits for Polk Middle.