Polk Middle's Lucy Tessnair had three hits in Thursday's loss

Rugby Middle racked up runs in every inning Thursday en route to handing Polk County Middle a 12-1 setback in Blue Ridge Conference softball play in Mills River.

The Wolverines dropped to 4-4-1 with the loss while the Raiders improved to 11-0.

Rugby built a 5-0 lead after two innings. Polk Middle pushed across its run in the top of the third as Emma Hayford reached on a two-out infield single and Lucy Tessnair drilled a double to left field to score Hayford.

Tessnair finished 3-for-3 with two doubles, with Hayford adding the other hit of the day for Polk Middle.

The Wolverines return home Monday to face Apple Valley Middle.