Wolverine Alec Philpott slides into a base during Polk's 13-4 win over Madison Thursday, May 3. The Wolverine's went on to beat Mountain Heritage for the Western Highland Conference championship Monday, May 7. (photo by Leah Justice)

Polk baseball captures WHC title

Published 12:22pm Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Polk County baseball stepped up to the challenge Monday, May 7 taking down Mountain Heritage 2-1 to win the Western Highland Conference title.

“That game meant everything  – it meant all the happiness we’ve been able to experience since last night – all because of one run,” said Wolverine Head Coach Ty Stott. “We couldn’t have played much better. That was two tough pitchers, both of who were dominating, we just managed to pitch a bit better and run better.”

Senior Roberto Taft, who recently signed to play ball at Belmont Abbey, took the mound striking out nine and giving up just one run and three walks.

“He got a lot of those lead off men out, which kept that second run from scoring and allowed us not to have to go into extra innings,” Stott said of Taft.

Opposing pitcher Zach Wiseman got the one and only run off Taft to put Mountain Heritage on the board early.

Polk wouldn’t wait long to answer. In the third inning, Taft himself grabbed an RBI double to send Bryce Martin into home plate to tie things. Jordan Brown followed in the fourth with a double to send Wes Brady home for the Wolverine’s winning score.

Editor's Picks