Singletary's Hit Leads Eagles From Behind Over St. Johns 3-2
For the third straight game, the Polk State College baseball team rallied from behind to win.
Tuesday, the Eagles (5-1) trailed St. Johns River State College 2-0 before the Eagles scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth and held on to win it again in dramatic fashion.
With the game tied 2-2, Polk State sophomore Matt Singletary (Plant City) blasted a two-out, single down the right field line to score freshman Paul Roundtree (Plant City) with the game's winning run.
Leadoff batter Daniel Sweet (Mississippi) opened the eighth with an infield single. He scored on a double down the left field line by Paul Roundtree (Plant City), who came in to pinch hit. Roundtree stole third and scored on an error to tie the game, 2-2.
Saturday the Eagles defeated Daytona State 3-2 in 10 innings. On Friday, February 1, they scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Palm Beach State College 7-6.
The Eagles did miss scoring chances earlier in the St. Johns contest, leaving six runners on base. Polk's first two batters in the sixth reached base via walks and were left stranded. A Vikings' double play in the seventh also hurt them.
"I would like to see us take that same intensity (seen in the late innings) and see it through out a whole ball game," said coach Al Corbeil.
Tuesday Polk State College freshman Jose Serrano (Haines City) earned the victory in relief. Serrano allowed one hit over two innings and fanned two for his first college win.
Sophomore reliever Trey Norris (Frostproof), who is 2-0, picked up his first save of the season.