Polk County’s Lady Wolverines end 21-4 softball seasonPublished 4:37pm Thursday, May 24, 2012
North Lincoln’s 3-2 win over the PCHS softball team in the second round of state playoffs brought the Lady Wolverine’s season to an abrupt end Tuesday, May 15.
The Wolverines, however, ended a stellar season with a 21-4 record and a share of the Western Highlands Conference championship, said PCHS Head Softball Coach Jeff Wilson.
“I am proud off all our girls,” Wilson said. “We really had a sensational season.”
Polk went into the state playoffs as the No. 2 seed from the Western Highlands Conference. Polk defeated East Rutherford 1-0 in the first round led by Jamie Hrobak’s 1-hit pitching.
“Jamie was really on and we made the plays defensively,” said coach Jeff Wilson.
The Wolverines graduate three seniors – Hrobak, Montgomery and Sarah Davis – this year.
In the loss to North Lincoln the lady Knights overcame a 2-0 deficit with a three run fifth to take the lead for good. Brittany Jones and Alyssa Montgomery each had two hits to lead the Wolverine offense.
“We just could not get the key hit when we needed it,” said Wilson.
Shalyn Brown, Ashley Kropp, Katie Ruff and Cassie Couch led Polk defensively. Shea Wheeler and Amber Lynch each had key hits for the Wolverines as well, Wilson said.
“Jamie and Alyssa are two of the greatest players ever in Polk County history – both have made all conference and all state multiple times – and Sarah has helped our team as well. We will miss them all,” said Wilson.