This time, Polk County didn’t need a comeback.
After rallying Tuesday from a 10-run deficit to defeat Owen, the Wolverines made certain Friday they needed no repeat performance, racing to a 10-0 lead after two innings en route to a 14-2 five-inning victory in Swannanoa.
Polk County improved to 5-5, 4-2 in Western Highlands Conference play. Owen dropped to 2-6, 2-4.
Anna McFadden opened the game with a triple, scoring on Morgan Stott’s sacrifce fly. Alana Jergenson then singled with two outs, stole second and scored on Jaylin Jackson’s single to give the Wolverines a quick 2-0 lead.
Polk then took command of the game with eight runs in the second inning. Emily Prince singled to open the inning, with walks to Allie Thompson and Amy Chupp loading the bases. McFadden drew a walk to force in one run, and Stott followed with a single to score another.
Ansley Lynch was hit by a pitch to bring home Chupp, and Jergenson followed with a single for another run. A Jackson grounder to short brought in another run, and Jessie Emory followed with a walk to re-load the bases.
Prince’s groundout scored still another run befor Kaylin Jenkins smacked a two-run single to give the Wolverines their 12-0 lead.
Polk added two runs in the third inning on a Lynch sacrifice fly and Jergenson triple and two more runs in the fifth as Lynch homered and Jergenson scored after drawing a walk.
Jergenson finished 3-for-3 and scored three runs, with McFadden going 2-for-3 and scoring three runs and Stott going 2-for-3 and scoring twice. Prince also finished 2-for-3 and Jackson was 2-for-4.
Lynch and Jenkins added hits to complete Polk County’s 14-hit attack.
Anna Hodge earned the win, allowing six hits.
Polk County is set to host Avery on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.