Polk County softball crushes E. Henderson 19-6 at home
Published 9:53 am Monday, March 11, 2013
Polk County’s varsity softball team staged a comeback that they would ride to an early victory Thursday, March 7.
Starting their turn at bat in the third inning down 3-1, the girls would go on to score an impressive 18 runs over the East Henderson Eagles, 15 of which were scored in the third inning.
Strong defense in the fourth and fifth innings allowed the Wolverines to invoke the mercy rule in the bottom of the fifth, ending the game 19-6.
After the game, Coach Jeff Wilson had nothing but positive things to say about his team.
“East Henderson is a good school, you’re talking 3-A, and our team did what we needed to do today,” he said.
The Wolverines would keep their momentum going throughout the remainder of the game, giving up only three more runs in the fourth.
“Our goals this year are to hit the ball well and make plays on defense, and I absolutely think we did both those things today,” said Wilson.
Katie Ruff had an excellent game on the mound. After giving up only six hits and two walks, she pitched two strike outs over the four innings she pitched. As a starting pitcher, she is now 2-0 on the season.
On the offensive side, Brittney Jones led the team with two hits, and Cassie Couch led the team with four runs.
“We’ve worked really hard on hitting this year, and I think you saw some of the payoff today,” Wilson said about the overall offensive effort of the Wolverine softball team.
Following the victory over East Henderson, Polk County is now 3-0 on the season. Their next home game is Tuesday, March 12, against the Madison Patriots.
– written by Chris Hurst