East Henderson rallies in final at-bat to end Polk County
A three-run rally in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday pushed East Henderson to a 6-4 victory over Polk County in a non-conference softball matchup at Polk.
The Eagles snapped a seven-game losing streak and improved to 2-8. The Wolverines fell to 6-8.
How it happened: East entered its final at-bat trailing 4-3, but a single and error to open the inning set the stage for Kinsley Constance, who hammered a deep fly ball to right field for a triple to score both runners.
Courtney Collins then drilled a single to right field that allowed Constance to score and give East its two-run lead.
Polk County did all of its offensive damage in the second inning, taking a 4-1 lead. Walks to Amberlyn Scruggs and Junie Mitchell and an error on Laney Littlefield’s at-bat loaded the bases with one. Kynley Lawter was hit by a pitch to score one run, and Mia Bradley’s infield grounder allowed another to score.
Chloe Young followed with a single and a wild pitch helped push the Wolverine lead to 4-1.
East answered with two runs in the third to cut the margin to one, setting the stage for the late-inning rally.
At the plate: Sarah Vitale finished 2-for-3, with Young, Katelyn Arrowood, Mitchell and Littlefield each adding a hit.
Next up: Polk County returns to its home field on Wednesday to face Rosman in a 4:30 p.m. game that is the Wolverines’ final outing before spring break.