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Capozzi, Harris spark Wolverines to fifth straight victory

Polk County won its fifth straight game Friday, handing Madison an 8-1 defeat in Western Highlands Conference baseball action in Marshall.

The Wolverines (6-1, 5-0) completed a sweep of WHC opponents with the win. Polk County will still play its conference rivals two more times each this season.

The Wolverines also faced Rosman on Monday, in a nonconference game.

Tyler Harris allowed just four hits in six innings to help spark the Wolverines on a night when both teams each committed five errors.

Polk County grabbed a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first on Sedric Pickett’s RBI single and a bases-loaded walk to Clark Phipps.

The Wolverines extended the lead to 5-0 in the top of the third. Holden Owens opened the inning with a double, then scored on a Madison error on a Harris grounder. Nick Capozzi followed with a double to drive home courtesy runner Wilson Edwards and moved to third on a throw to the plate.

Phipps followed with a sacrifice fly to drive in Capozzi.

Madison added a run in the bottom of the fourth, but Polk immediately responded in the top of the fifth, as a Madison error with two outs allowed a run to score. The Wolverines then scored twice in the seventh as Harris doubled, Capozzi followed with a double to drive in Harris and later scored on an Avery Edwards sacrifice fly.

Capozzi went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead Polk County, with Phipps driving in a pair of runs. Owens, Pickett and Harris had the remainder of the Wolverines’ six hits.

– Submitted by PolkSports.com