Wolverine JVs rally in final at-bat to force tie with Eagles

Polk County’s junior varsity battled back Monday from a 7-2 deficit, forcing a 7-7 tie with East Henderson in non-conference action at The Bottoms.

The Wolverines (4-3-1) completed their comeback with a four-run sixth inning, their final at-bat against the Eagles (0-6-1).

Nick Sotomayer’s triple opened the inning, with Cohen Edwards reaching on a one-out infield single to score Sotomayer. Edwards moved to third on an error and wild pitch and then scored on Karson Scruggs’ base hit to make it 7-5.

Bryson Jones drew a walk before Mason Beiler singled to load the bases, and Scruggs scored on Dustin Shook’s fielder’s choice. Wirh runners on second and third and two outs, East opted to intentionally walk Daylon Bradley, and Nick Stribling then drew a walk to bring in Jones with the tying run.

Polk scored its first two runs in the second inning as Beiler and Shook reached on errors and Kendall McEntyre laced a two-run double to left field. The Wolverines added a run in the fifth as Jones singled and later scored on a Shook grounder.

Scruggs finished 3-for-4 with an RBI sand Edwards was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Polk County, which also got base hits from Jones, Beiler, McEntyre and Sotomayer.

East Henderson aided its cause with 12 stolen bases.

Polk County is back in action on Tuesday, hosting R-S Central at 4 p.m. in a Mountain Foothills 7 Conference game.