Polk County 15-and 16-year-olds on senior league district champion team. (photo submitted)
Polk County 15-and 16-year-olds on senior league district champion team. (photo submitted)

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Polk County’s Little League senior boys head to state

Published 6:31pm Thursday, July 11, 2013

Polk County’s Little League senior boys (15-16-year-olds) baseball team won the district title this past weekend, July 5-7.

Polk and Forest City combined to form an all-star team that played in a district tournament held at Crestview Park in Rutherfordton, N.C.

Polk faced Cherryville in game one and won 5-3 with some great pitching by Tyler Campbell, Morgan Groves and Dean Cantrell.

Groves pitched the sixth and seventh innings shutting Cherryville down, while Cantrell came in for four pitches to finish the game.

Game two Polk had Forest City pitcher Seth Lowery to start and go six innings doing an outstanding job. Groves came in the seventh inning to shut Cherryville down.

Polk won 10-5 with a two-run homer hit by Forest City’s Wesley Philbeck.

Polk plays in the state tournament on July 20 at Sylva, N.C. at 4 p.m. Polk is coached by Bootie Todd, Jacob Painter (pitching coach), Jeff Enlow and Justace Enlow.

– article submitted by Bootie Todd

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