Amiyah Waters had a hit and two RBI in Monday's game

An 11-run outburst in the third inning Monday helped carry Flat Rock Middle to an 18-8 win over Polk County Middle in Blue Ridge Conference softball action in Flat Rock.

The Wolverines closed their regular season with a 5-6-1 record, finishing third in the BRC’s East Division. Polk Middle will begin play Wednesday in the BRC postseason tournament, traveling to Macon Middle in the opening round.

Polk scored a run in the second inning as Amiyah Waters reached on an error, moved to second on Mary Marrow’s grounder, stole third and scored on an error. The Wolverines then took a 6-2 lead in the top of the third with a five-run rally.

Lucy Tessnair reached on an error and Izzy Young singled. With two outs and runners on second and third, Waters singled to drive home both, with Marrow following with a single and Minda McComas being hit by a pitch to load the bases. AJ Jackson’s single scored Waters, and Kenzie Alm followed with a single to score two runs and give the Wolverines their four-run lead.

But Flat Rock’s huge third inning, with eight of the runs coming with two outs, gave the Eagles command of the game.

Polk answered with a run in the fourth as Young tripled and scored on Addison Queen’s single. But Flat Rock responded with four runs in the bottom of the fourth to make it 17-7.

The Wolverines closed their scoring in the fifth with a run as McComas singled, Jackson doubled and Emma Hayford singled to plate McComas.

Jackson finished 2-for-2 and Young 2-for-3 to pace Polk’s offense. Waters was 1-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored, with Alm, Hayford, Tessnair, Queen, Marrow and McComas each adding a base hit.