At 16-4, Wolverine Softball Squad “In the Playoff Mix”
Published 11:22 am Monday, April 22, 2013
Going into spring break, Polk County High School’s varsity softball team is 16-4, after a 10-7 victory over Rosman on Thursday.
“We’re still in the playoff mix,” remarked head coach Jeff Wilson. “Our team unity has been good, and we’ve played high-quality softball.”
Last Friday’s scheduled conference game at Mitchell, was postponed by rain, and will be played May 2. In conference action on April 16, Polk lost to Mountain Heritage, but topped Rosman, 10-7, at home on the 18th.
On April 30, the Wolverines host Owen, from Black Mountain, and on May 6, will host Swain County (Bryson City), both conference games. They travel to Hendersonville on May 3 for non-conference action.
Where would the Wolverines be without the services of ace pitcher Katie Ruff? With a core of maturing hurlers, Wilson’s squad would be well served, but Ruff’s 15-3 mark before the break, speaks volumes about her contribution.
Defensive leaders have included catcher Ashley Kropp and first-base woman Cassie Couch. Top hitters have been Maddy Foy, Brittany Jones, Shalyn Brown, and Amber Lynch.
Because of the 4:00 start time for home games, the Wolverines have played before adequate, but not large crowds, said Wilson. Wolverine fans, or anyone who enjoys watching a great team, might wish to enjoy this one, especially as playoffs near.
“We have a good attitude, are playing good-quality ball, and having lots of fun,” noted Wilson, who, earlier this year, won his 300th game as Wolverines’ varsity (fast-pitch) softball coach.