Polk County Middle's Emma Hayford looks to throw out a runner during a recent game

Polk County Middle’s bats again roared Tuesday, this time powering the Wolverines to a 13-8 victory over Bethel Middle at Polk County Recreation Complex.

The Wolverines improved to 2-5 with their second straight win. Bethel dropped to 0-8.

How it happened: Tied at 2-2 entering the bottom of the second inning, Polk Middle exploded for eight runs to take command of the game.

With one out and Kinsley Lancaster on base with a walk, Polk Middle began a run of five straight hits, with singles by Bella Lancaster, Abby Pruitt, Kimber Palmer and Emma Hayford preceding Sofie Abrahamsen’s double. Kinsley Lancaster added a double later in the inning to complete the rally and give Polk a 10-2 lead.

Bethel fought back to within 10-7, but the Wolverines answered with two runs in the fifth, that rally started by an Amiyah Waters single, and added another in the seventh as Ava Evans singled before two-out singles from Aubrey Bell and Waters.

At the plate: Evans finished 3-for-5, with Abrahamsen, Palmer, Hayford and Waters each adding two hits.

Izzy Young, Bella Lancaster, Kinsley Lancaster, Pruitt and Camdy Israel-Garrett each added a hit.

Next up: Polk Middle travels Wednesday to Flat Rock for a 4:30 p.m. game.