Alana Jergenson

Polk offense roars to life in 15-3 triumph at Avery

Polk County’s offense finally got untracked Monday, the Wolverines rolling to a 15-3, six-inning win over Avery in Western Highlands Conference softball action in Newland.

The Wolverines (2-3, 1-2) picked up their first conference win with their best offensive showing of the season, scoring more runs Monday than they had this season to date in their first four games.

Polk County scored single runs in the second and third innings, then put together a five-run rally in the fifth. The Wolverines then sent 14 batters to the plate in the sixth inning while scoring eight runs to set the stage for the win by run rule.

Alana Jergenson finished 2-for-4 with a home run for Polk County while Amberlyn Scruggs was 3-for-5 and also earned the win on the mound. Emily Prince had a hit and scored four runs, Chloe Young had a hit and scored two runs and Rachael Davis scored twice for Polk.

Polk County is scheduled to host Mitchell on Wednesday, weather permitting.