Polk takes down Madison to become co-conference champsPublished 10:27am Wednesday, May 9, 2012
In the end it was the speed of No. 10 Shae Wheeler and the smart hitting of No. 7 Amber Lynch that pushed the Wolverines to victory. Just after Wheeler (1-2) took a chance and stole second, Lynch (1-3) stepped up to the plate and knocked one just over the left-fielder’s head to give Wheeler a smooth ride into home plate.
The Wolverines grabbed five hits on the night off the strong arm of Madison’s pitcher, with those hits coming from Lynch, Wheeler and one each from Brittany Jones, Katie Ruff and Alyssa Montgomery.
“We went for the win. We tried to run and we tried to hit instead of sitting back and waiting for it to come to us,” Wilson said.
The Wolverines played Mountain Heritage Tuesday, May 8 but results were not available as of press time. Please visit www.tryondailybulletin.com to see results and view more photos from the game vs. Madison.
The game against Mountain Heritage determined whether Polk would be the No. 1 or No. 2 seed moving forward into the playoffs. Mountain Heritage was the only other team to beat Madison this year.
The first rounds of state playoffs begin May 11.