Polk walks its way to four-inning win at Hendersonville

Published 11:02 am Monday, March 28, 2022

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Polk County took advantage Friday of a rough day on the mound for Hendersonville pitching to claim a 17-3 victory over the Bearcats in Hendersonville.

The Wolverines batted around in the second and third innings in upping their record to 4-3, 3-1 in Mountain Foothills 7 Conference play. The Bearcats dropped to 0-6, 0-4.

Hendersonville pitchers issued 21 walks in the four innings, with 10 Polk batters walking at least once. Wolverine pitcher Kynley Lawter drew four walks in the game.

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Lawter earned the win in her first varsity pitching start, allowing four hits, walking two and striking out four.

Sarah Vitale finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored for Polk, with Amberlyn Scruggs going 2-for-2 with three RBI. Ada Kelley added a 1-for-2 effort with three RBI.

Elizabeth Vitale was 1-for-2 with two RBI while Mia Bradley, Katelyn Arrowood, Mya Jackson, Rosie Lafauci and Kayleigh Wilson each had base hits.

The Wolverines return home Tuesday to host Chase in a conference matchup set to begin at 4:30 p.m.