Polk County handed Phillip Miller his first win as the Wolverines’ head softball coach on Friday, thumping Hendersonville 12-2 in a five-inning affair.
The Wolverines (1-2) led from the start and scored in three of the five innings to back the two-hit pitching of Jaylin Jackson.
Polk took a 4-0 lead in the first, the inning highlighted by Emily Prince’s home run. Hendersonville scored twice in the top of the third, but the Wolverines responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning on Alana Jergenson’s walk, an error on a Prince grounder and Allie Thompson’s single.
The Wolverines then rallied for six runs in the bottom of the fifth to end the game. Prince doubled during the rslly, with Amy Chupp and Anna McFadden adding singles. The game ended on Jergenson’s RBI single.
Prince and Thompson each finished 2-for-3, with Jackson going 2-for-4. McFadden, Anna Hodge, Jergenson, Kaylin Jenkins and Jessie Emory each had one hit.