Eagles advance in state tournament

Jordan Barrett delivers a pitch in Polk State's 5-1 win over College of Central Florida.
Jordan Barrett delivers a pitch in Polk State's 5-1 win over College of Central Florida.

Jordan Barrett, Jose Pupo, and Jose Serrano combined to hold College of Central Florida to one run as Polk State won 5-1 today to advance to the semifinal round in the NJCAA Gulf District/FCSAA state baseball tournament at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland.

Barrett worked seven innings, scattering seven hits and yielding one run. Pupo and Serrano each pitched a scoreless inning in relief. 

"Barrett made some big pitches when he had to, and for his first time in the state tournament as a freshman I thought he did a good job," said head coach Al Corbeil.
"He threw a lot of really quality breaking pitches today, and he did get some fastballs when he had to late.  He was a little jittery early on but he did the job, and our defense was phenomenal. "
 
Central Florida scored its only run in the top of the fourth. The Eagles came right back in the bottom of the inning, scoring four runs. Polk State added a run in the bottom of the eighth.

Daniel Sweet walked four times. Sam Machonis (2-for-3) had an RBI and scored twice. Matt Piatt drove in two runs and scored a run.

The Eagles play Miami-Dade tomorrow at 4 p.m.

Feb 17
Baseball 1:00 PM
Florida Southern College
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 19
Baseball 5:00 PM
Santa Fe College
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 21
Baseball 5:00 PM
Webber International University
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 23
Baseball 5:00 PM
Palm Beach State College
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 26
Baseball 6:00 PM
at Webber International University
Babson Park, FL
Feb 28
Baseball 5:00 PM
at Florida Southern College
Lakeland, FL
Mar 02
Baseball 6:00 PM
University of Tampa
Winter Haven, FL
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