Singletary Comes Through Again, Eagles Top No. 1 Santa Fe 2-1
Eagle sophomore Matt Singletary knocked in the winning run for the second consecutive night as the third-ranked Polk State College baseball team edged top-ranked and previously undefeated Santa Fe College 2-1 Wednesday in Winter Haven.
With the game tied 1-1 and with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, freshman Daniel Sweet singled to center field. He advanced to second on a balk by reliever Derek Vail, setting the stage for Singletary's game-winning single to short center field, handing the Saints (6-1) their first loss of the season.
The victory avenged an earlier 23-9 loss to the Titans for the Eagles.
"We did a better job of competing today," said Polk State College coach Al Corbeil.
Eagle Colyn O'Connell (Dunedin) held the Titans to three hits over five innings. He fanned six. He had suffered the loss to Santa Fe earlier in the season.
"It was nice to see him look a lot more comfortable in his second outing," Corbeil said. "He had a lot of pitches working for him.
Freshman reliever Doug Wright (Lake Worth) gave up one run on two hits over 2.2 innings.
"Doug gave us two quality innings," Corbeil said. "It was a really well pitched ball game on both sides."
Polk State College (6-1) hosts Seminole State College Saturday at 2 p.m.