Hayley kropp had a pair of doubles and drove home four runs Wednesday to lead Polk County to a 9-1 over Asheville in non-conference softball action at Polk County.

The Wolverines (3-0) scored single runs in each of the first three innings before tallying three times in the fourth, with Kropp driving in two of those runs with her first double. Polk then added three more runs in the sixth as Maddy Foy walked and stole second, then scored on Kropp’s second double. Ashley Kropp singled to drive home another run, and the Wolverines added their final run on an Asheville error.

Freshman Ashley Scruggs picked up the win, striking out seven and scattering two hits.

Hayley Kropp finished 2-for-3, with Ashley Kropp going 1-for-2 with two RBI and Kassidy Reynolds also 1-for-2.

“The key to the game was our focus,” said Polk County head coach Jeff Wilson. “We played with a lot of determination. It wasn’t an easy game. We really had to battle.”

Polk County travels to East Henderson on Friday for its next game.

Polk baseball earns first win

Polk County earned its first win of the season, building a 6-1 lead and going on to defeat Asheville Christian Academy 7-3 on Wednesday in Asheville.

The Wolverines (1-2) broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the top of the fourth, then scored four more times in the fifth to take command of the game.

Daniel Painter allowed three hits in four innings of work to earn the win for Polk County.

Bryce Martin had a hit and scored two runs to lead the Wolverine offense.

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