McFadden’s arm, bat helps power Polk to first win of season
Anna McFadden had a big day at the plate and on the mound Thursday to lead Polk County to an 8-2 win over Erwin
Anna McFadden had a big day at the plate and on the mound Thursday to lead Polk County to an 8-2 win over Erwin in non-conference softball play in Leicester.
McFadden finished 4-for-4 with a home run and two RBI and pitched a five-hit complete game as the Wolverines picked up their first victory of the season.
McFadden struck out eight and walked three in the win. She also scored two runs.
“I can’t say enough about the night Anna McFadden had,” said Polk County head coach Jamie Thompson. “She played with a lot of confidence tonight. She has worked hard and her hard work is really paying off.”
Jaylin Jackson added a 1-for-4 effort at the plate with two RBI, with Allie Thompson going 1-for-2 with a steal and RBI. Ansley Lynch had a hit and RBI, Alana Jergenson was 1-for-2 with a double, steal and RBI and Morgan Stott added a hit.
Polk took a 3-2 lead after two innings, then added a run in the fourth, two in the fifth and a single run in the sixth and seventh innings. Erwin scored runs in the first two innings, but the Warriors were held scoreless the rest of the game.
“Awesome effort tonight for our first win of the season,” Thompson said. “The girls had a winning attitude from the start of the game. The team is beginning to mesh together and is a fun group to coach.”
The Wolverines are scheduled to open Western Highlands Conference play on Friday, traveling to Owen.