East Henderson holds off late Polk rally

East Henderson held off a late Polk County rally to earn a 5-4 victory Friday in a non-conference softball battle in Flat Rock.

The Eagles (2-0) opened a 5-2 lead after five innings, only to see the Wolverines (1-1) fight back in the top of the seventh.

Ada Kelley reached on an error to open the inning, with Laney Littlefield and Mia Bradley each drawing walks. Sarah Vitale delivered a base hit, but the Eagles escaped further damage to claim the win.

Polk pushed across a run in the second inning as Katelynn Arrowood was hit by a pitch to open the inning, with an error and Kayleigh Wilson single bringing Arrowood around to score. Amberlyn Scruggs then reached on an error in the second inning and later scored on another East error.

Vitale and Wilson had the only hits in the game for the Wolverines.

Polk County is set to make its home debut on Thursday, hosting Asheville for a 4 p.m. game.

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