Former Polk County baseball standout Bryson Edwards is enjoying a stellar summer season with the Hendersonville Honeycrisps.
Edwards, an infielder, was chosen to play in the Old North State League All-Star Game, with his West squad earning a 15-4 victory over the East in the game played July 8 in Marion.
Edwards, who plays collegiately at Coker, is currently hitting .364 for the Honeycrisps.
Another former Polk County Wolverine, Jordan Searcy, is on the Hendersonville roster as a pitcher. Searcy has made six starts, pitching 25 2/3 innings, and posting an 0-1 record. Searcy has struck out 20 while posting a 5.96 earned run average.
Hendersonville currently owns the league’s best record at 21-5. The Honeycrisps will be in action Thursday in Charlotte, facing the Queen City Corndogs in a non-league game. The Corndogs are a member of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League.
ALM A NATIONAL CHAMP, THRICE: Polk County sophomore Gunnar Alm has had a championship type of summer.
Playing with Canes Baseball’s 15U National squad, Alm was part of three national championship teams in a four-week span.
Canes started its title trifecta with a triumph in the Perfect Game WWBA 15U National Championship. Canes finished 11-0 in the tournament, held June 24-July 1 in Marietta, Ga.
Alm and Canes returned to Georgia July 6-12 to win the Prep Baseball Report 15U National Championship, held in Emerson, Ga. Canes posted a 9-0-1 record to claim that crown.
The team then capped its run with a victory at the USA Baseball 15U National Team Championships in Cary. Canes posted a 5-1 mark in earning that title.