Macon County Middle School scored three runs in the bottom of the first Wednesday and went on to post an 8-1 win over Polk County Middle School.
Polk (2-3) pushed across a run in the second as Tyler Harris singled to drive home Wilson Edwards. But Macon would answer with runs in the fourth and fifth before tacking on three runs in the sixth.
Five Wolverines had hits – Elijah Sutton, Edwards, Harris, Leland Henderson and Brandon Ridings.
Holden Owens struck out seven, scattered six hits and walked two in five and two-thirds innings. Owens allowed just two earned runs as Polk County committed seven errors.
The Wolverines return home Monday to face Canton Middle at 4:30 p.m.
Polk Middle returns to action Thursday, hosting Flat Rock, off an impressive 24-1 rout of Hendersonville Middle on Monday.
The Wolverines (2-2) scored 11 runs in the first inning, then added seven more in the second and six in the third.
Ansley Lynch finished 3-for-3 with a walk to lead Polk Middle, which also got two hits from Haley Fowler, Autumn Owen and Maranda Gosnell.
“We played well and were very aggressive on offense,” said head coach Rachel McEntire. “This win was a great confidence builder.”
Polk Middle hosts Flat Rock on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., and the Wolverines will be looking to rebound from Monday’s loss at Rugby.
The Wolverines (1-3) dropped an 8-0 decision to Rugby.