Polk County freshman Junie Mitchell had three hits in Thursday's loss

Early rally sparks Chase in victory at Polk

Chase took advantage of early Polk County defensive miscues and went on to claim a 13-3 win Thursday in softball action at Polk.

The Trojans upped their record to 3-1, 2-0 in Mountain Foothills 7 Conference play. Polk County fell to 3-4, 0-2.

How it happened: The Trojans grabbed a 6-0 lead in the top of the second as the Wolverines struggled in the field.

Christian Beaver opened the inning with a home run, but Polk committed five errors in the inning, helping the Trojans build their lead.

Chase then added four more runs in the fifth, sparked by Jada Walker’s two-run homer, before Polk responded in the bottom of the inning. Junie Mitchell singled and Laney Littlefield walked to open the inning, with Miya Jackson reaching on a fielder’s choice. Jackson later scored with two outs to make it 10-1.

Beaver again homered in the sixth as Chase scored three times, with Polk answering with two runs in its final at-bat. Sarah Vitale and Elizabeth Vitale each singled, with Mitchell then delivering a two-out double that scored both runs.

At the plate: Mitchell finished 3-for-3, with Chloe Young going 2-for-3. Mia Bradley, Sarah Vitale and Elizabeth Vitale each added a hit.

Next up: Polk County will travel Tuesday to Hendersonville for another conference clash.