Polk County's Sarah Vitale slides into home with one of the two runs she scored in Wednesday's game

Owen built an early 9-0 lead Wednesday and went on to hand Polk County a 10-3 loss in a non-conference softball matchup that also served as the Wolverines’ home opener.

Polk County fell to 2-2 with the loss. Owen improved to 2-1.

How it happened: Owen scored four runs in the first inning and added five more in the second, taking advantage of some Polk County fielding miscues as part of each rally.

The Wolverines began to fight back in the fourth inning. Sarah Vitale opened the inning with a double, followed by an Amberlyn Scruggs single. Laney Littlefield added an RBI single later in the inning to make it a 9-2 game.

Vitale also scored Polk’s other run, drawing a leadoff walk in the sixth inning and scoring on a Littlefield base hit.

At the plate: Littlefield finished 2-for-3, with Vitale, Scruggs and Mia Bradley each adding base hits.

Next up: Polk County will host North Henderson on Thursday, that game beginning at 4:30 p.m.