Polk County romped to a 12-1 win Thursday at Owen in a Western Highlands Conference softball clash.
The Wolverines scored a pair of runs in the first inning and were never headed in improving to 9-6 overall, 8-3 in WHC games. Owen dropped to 3-11, 3-9.
Polk got on the board in the first as Emily Prince and Ansley Lynch singled ahead of Alana Jergenson’s two-run double.
Lynch drew a one-out walk in the third before Jergenson drilled another double, starting another two-run rally that gave the Wolverines a 4-0 lead.
Polk added two more runs in the fourth on Jergenson’s two-run single before scoring six runs in the fifth, that inning highlighted by another Jergenson two-run single.
Jergenson finished 4-for-4 with six RBI, with the four hits tying a school record last accomplished in 2017 by Autumn Owen.
Allie Thompson finished 2-for-3 and scored two runs, with Prince going 2-for-4. Lynch was 1-for-1 and scored three runs, with Jessie Emory adding a hit.
Jaylin Jackson earned the win, pitching two and two-thirds innings, striking out five without allowing a hit, though hitting five batters. Anna Hodge pitched the final two and a third innings, giving up two hits with a strikeout.
Polk County heads into its final week of regular-season play on Monday, hosting Mitchell at 4:30 p.m.