POLAND — Freshman Morgan Brousseau had a home run and four RBIs, Sarah Walton collected four hits, and Poland held off a late surge by Cape Elizabeth to down the Capers 15-10 in a Western Class B preliminary playoff round game Tuesday afternoon.

“We’ve been practicing all year getting into the box with confidence, and today being such a big game we were able to do that,” Brousseau said.

“We played with great team spirit, we really came together.”

After Cape Elizabeth scored in the top half, Poland got off to a quick start off Caper starter Lily Jordan in the bottom half of the inning. Michaella Arsenault tripled, and after scoring on an RBI groundout, the Knights batted around, rattling off six hits in the inning to grab a 6-1 lead after the first.

In the second, Caper third baseman Tess Haller hit a three-run homer off Poland starter Kylie Martin to put the Capers right back in it at 6-4.

From then on, the game belonged to Poland.

In the third inning, the Knights put together another six-run inning to put the game out of reach.

Kelsey DeBurra, Haley Whitworth, Martin, and Arsenault all collected RBIs in the inning, a frame in which the Knights sent 10 batters to the plate.

But Poland wasn’t done scoring. In the fifth, already up 12-4, the freshman Brousseau connected on a two-run homer off the center field scoreboard that was the nail in the coffin.

“Morgan hit a bomb,” Poland Coach Katharine McKay said postgame. “She brought a lot of spirit.”

The Knights tagged on their 15th and final run in the sixth inning, when Madison Simard scored on an error.

The Capers, down 15-4 going into the seventh, didn’t go quietly.

Five players came around to score to begin the inning, leaving the score at 15-10 with still none out.

Here, Kylie Martin re-entered the game for Poland and recorded the final three outs to seal the victory for the Knights, who have now faced Cape Elizabeth in the playoffs three consecutive years.

“You gotta expect runs when you play Cape,” Coach McKay said. “But it was our turn.”

The Knights will continue their playoff run Thursday afternoon against Greely.