Polk County senior Kaylin Jenkins had two hits in Monday’s loss

11-run inning powers Mountain Heritage past Polk County

Mountain Heritage exploded for all of its 11 runs in the second inning Monday, leading to an 11-1 five-inning victory over Polk County in a Western Highlands Conference softball matchup in Burnsville.

The Cougars improved to 4-1 overall, 4-1 in WHC play. Polk County dropped to 2-5, 1-3.

Polk County scored the game’s initial run as Emily Prince opened the first inning with a walk, then scored on Alana Jergenson’s RBI single. That lead lasted until the bottom of the second, when Mountain Heritage sent 15 batters to the plate in its double-digit outburst.

Jergenson and Kaylin Jenkins each had two hits for Polk County, with Prince and Chloe Young each recording one hit.

Polk County is scheduled to travel Wednesday to Madison for another WHC matchup.