Polk batters hammer Mitchell in softball

Published 11:47 am Monday, March 21, 2016

Whatever Mitchell pitchers threw, Polk County batters feasted on, scoring six runs in the first, five in the second, and six more in the third, enroute to a 17-0 romp in softball, last Friday at Mitchell.

The win made the Wolverines 2-1 in the Western Highlands Conference, and 5-1 overall.

For the Polk, Autumn Owen was four-for-four, slamming two triples, with Maranda Gosnell smacking a pair of doubles. Ansley Lynch was three-for-three, with a double and three runs batted in.

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Ashley Scruggs, who blanked the Mountaineers for three innings, had two hits. Haley Fowler pitched the last two frames for Polk, before the ten-run rule ended the game. Fowler and Hayley Kropp each drove in two.

On Thursday, March 17, Polk edged the visiting Asheville Trailblazers, 2-1.

On Monday, March 21, the Wolverines visited North Henderson. This Tuesday afternoon, Polk hosts WHC rival Avery County.