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.

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