ENGLEWOOD — Polk County’s Lady Wildcats made the trek over to District 5-AA rival McMinn Central Thursday for some softball action against the Lady Chargers.
The Lady Wildcats brought out the big bats, pinning 14 runs on the Lady Chargers and walking off the diamond with a 14-4 win.
Danielle Harvey kicked things off with a leadoff single. Lydia Triplett laced a deep single and Sydney Sloan scored Harvey on an RBI single.
Third inning play saw Lydia lead off with her second single. Sloan notched another RBI with her second base knock. Lilly Cuzzort joined the hit parade with a single of her own. Jordan Triplett reached on a fielder’s choice and Briana Muller capped the inning with a two RBI single.
McMinn Central tried to respond in the third when a leadoff single led to an run.
Polk bounced back and plated one of its own in the top of the fourth when Harvey got her second single of the game and Lydia scored her on an RBI double.
The fifth inning was an offensive explosion for the Lady Wildcats. Caroline Jankins kicked things off by drawing a walk. Jordan hit a single. Muller reached safely on a Lady Charger error. Sydney Rogers notched an RBI single. Lydia Triplett added a two RBI double and Sloan finished the scoring with an RBI double of her own, bringing the score to 10-1.
Lady Charger bats tried to rally in their half of the inning when three straight two out singles resulted in two McMinn Central runs.
The home squad added their fourth run in the sixth when another leadoff single eventually crossed the plate.
Not to be outdone, the Lady Wildcats poured on more offense in the final frame. Felecia Johnson put a leadoff single in play. Harvey reached safely on an error. Lydia notched her fifth hit of the game with a single. Sloan also punched her fifth hit with a two RBI triple, and Jenkins finished the scoring with an RBI single to give the final of 14-4.
Polk County will next welcome in East Hamilton this evening, with first pitch slated for 5.