Eagles soar past Falcons 3-2

Brad Labozetta earned his first win of the season today as the Eagles beat Daytona State 3-2. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Brad Labozetta earned his first win of the season today as the Eagles beat Daytona State 3-2. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State baseball got back in the win column today, beating Daytona State College 3-2 in Daytona Beach. 

The Eagles got on the board first, scoring twice in the fourth inning, and added another run in the seventh. The Falcons scored a run in the sixth and another in the ninth. 

For the Eagles, Zach Bullard doubled, walked, and drove in a run in three trips to the plate. 

Kaylor Kulina and Cole Ondrejka each had an RBI. 

Brandon Gali went one-for-two with two walks and a stolen base. 

JD Osborne had three hits and scored a run. 

Kyle Jackson had two hits in three at-bats. 

Matt Piatt had a one-for-three game and scored a run. 

Former Lakeland High School pitcher Brad Labozetta (1-1) got the win, his first as an Eagle. Pitching five and two-thirds of an inning, he struck out three, walked four, and allowed four hits and one run. 

Luis Ferrer came out of the bullpen and held Daytona State hitless for two and one-third of an inning. He recorded three strikeouts and one walk. 

Cody Gamble worked the ninth inning for his second save. He struck out one, walked two, and allowed one run. 

The Eagles (2-3) play Daytona State again Saturday at 1 p.m. in Winter Haven. 

Jim Selph, who played for Polk State's first baseball team 50 years ago, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at 12:50 p.m.

Jan 20
Baseball 1:00 PM
Webber International University
Scrimmage Winter Haven, FL
Jan 22
Baseball 5:00 PM
Warner University
Scrimmage Winter Haven, FL
Jan 26
Baseball 5:00 PM
Lake-Sumter State College
Winter Haven, FL
Jan 27
Baseball 1:00 PM
Eastern Florida State College
Winter Haven, FL
Jan 28
Baseball 1:00 PM
Broward College
Winter Haven, FL
Jan 30
Baseball 4:00 PM
at Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Feb 02
Baseball 2:00 PM
at Daytona State College
Daytona Beach, FL
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