Uwharrie Charter bounces Polk County from 1A softball playoffs

Uwharrie Charter flexed its offensive power Wednesday and pushed Polk County out of the state 1A softball playoffs.

The Eagles scored in every inning, with every spot in the lineup crossing the plate at least once as Uwharrie rolled to a 19-2 victory over the Wolverines in a first-round matchup at Polk.

A game delayed two days by rain started well for Polk County (5-9), with Emily Prince’s first-inning home run tying the game at 1-1 after one inning. But the Eagles (7-3) scored four runs in the second and kept adding to their total with regularity in the five-inning affair.

“I hate it for our seniors to end this way,” said Polk County head coach Phillip Miller.

Prince added another home run in the fifth inning, celebrating the blast by moonwalking the final steps across home plate. That would be it for the Wolverines, though, as Uwharrie got the next two Polk hitters to end the game.

Prince was 2-for-3 with two RBI, with Kaylin Jenkins, Katelyn Arrowood and Rachael Davis each recording one hit.

Polk County senior Emily Prince prepares to send her second home run over the left-field fence during the fifth inning of Monday’s game