Polk Middle softballers capture second straight win
Polk Middle won its first softball game in almost two years on Wednesday, then made it two in a row on Thursday, knocking off Flat Rock Middle 11-4
Polk County Middle’s softball program now has a new streak in place – a winning streak.
The Wolverines won their first game in almost two years on Wednesday, then made it two in a row on Thursday, knocking off Flat Rock Middle 11-4 in Blue Ridge Conference action in Flat Rock.
Polk Middle (2-2) scored four runs in the top of the first inning and never trailed, though Flat Rock did rally to make it a 6-4 game after four innings.
But the Wolverines scored one run in the fifth as Eve Steep singled, stole second and scored on Elizabeth Vitale’s single, then added three runs in the fifth in a rally highlighted by singles by Kayleigh Wilson, Madison Luss and Vitale.
Polk picked up one more run in the sixth as Makala Fisher walked, stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored later in the inning.
Steep finished 2-for-4 and scored four runs, with Vitale going 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Wilson was 2-for-3 with two RBI with Luss and Kynley Lawter each adding one hit.
Lawter pitched three innings, with Sarah Vitale pitching the fourth and Amberlyn Scruggs tossing the final two innings.
The Wolverines return home Monday to host Brevard Middle at 4:30 p.m. at Polk County Recreation Complex.