A 10-run third inning helped lift Polk County to a wild 13-10 victory over Patton on Tuesday in junior varsity baseball action in Morganton.
In their Mountain Foothilla 7 Conference debut, the Wolverines (1-1, 0-1) fell behind 10-3 after two innings as Patton answered three early Polk County runs with a nine-run first inning.
Then came the top of the third, when Polk sent 14 batters to the plate.
The Wolverines used a combination of walks, hit batters and a Mason Beiler single to pull within 10-6. Bryson Jones then laced a bases-loaded triple to make it 10-9, and Kendall McEntyre followed with a double to even the score.
McEntye moved to third on a wild pitch, then scored on Karson Scruggs’ base hit. A Beiler double made it 12-10, and Shatter Johnson’s base hit made it 13-10.
Beiler finished 2-for-3 with two RBI, with McEntyre also 2-for-3 with two RBI. Jones was 1-for-3 with three RBI. Karlen McEntyre, Cohen Edwards, Scruggs and Johnson each had one hit.
Edwards earned the win, pitching two and a third innings of relief, allowing three hits and no runs.
Polk County is slated to be back in action on Thursday, hosting Landrum.