An early deficit proved no problem Tuesday for Polk County’s softball squad.
The Wolverines overcame Hendersonville’s three-run lead to hand the Bearcats a 7-3 defeat in a Mountain Foothills 7 Conference game at Polk.
The Bearcats (0-5, 0-3) pushed across a pair of runs in the first and added another in the second, but then the Wolverines (3-3, 2-1) began to click offensively.
Mia Bradley opened the bottom of the third with a single before Amberlyn Scruggs hammered a line drive into right-center field, the ball rolling to the fence and allowing Scruggs to race around the bases for a triple that cut the Hendersonville lead to 3-1.
Singles by Chloe Young and Kayleigh Wilson opened the fourth inning, with Ada Kelley’s sacrifice fly bringing home Young. Laney Littlefield reached on a bunt before Scruggs belted a two-run single to give Polk a 4-3 lead.
Katelynn Arrowood reached on an error to open the fifth, stealing second and then scoring on Chloe Young’s single, with Young scoring later in the inning to up the Wolverines’ lead to 6-3.
Bradley then provided the final run, dropping a fly ball between two Hendersonville outfielders and reaching third, then sprinting home while the Bearcats handled the ball in the infield.
Scruggs finished 3-for-4 with three RBI, with Young going 2-for-3 and scoring twice and Bradley going 2-for-4 and scoring two runs. Wilson also finished 2-for-3 while Littlefield was 1-for-3.
The two teams are slated to meet again Friday in Hendersonville.