Eagles stay hot against Fire

JD Osborne went five-for-six with two doubles, one run, and four RBI as the Eagles cruised to a 15-0 win. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
JD Osborne went five-for-six with two doubles, one run, and four RBI as the Eagles cruised to a 15-0 win. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State continued its hot hitting tonight as the Eagles beat the Southeastern University Fire JV 15-0 in Winter Haven. 

After scoring 17 runs on 16 hits Saturday, the Eagles collected 22 hits tonight for their third straight win. 

Polk State scored twice in the first on an RBI triple by Andrew Stroud and an RBI single by JD Osborne

The Eagles added three more in the third, one in the fourth, one in the sixth, three in the seventh, and five in the eighth. 

Osborne had a big night, going five-for-six with two doubles, one run, and four RBI. 

Zack Bullard went four-for-five with a double, two runs, and three RBI. 

Luke Parker (two-for-four) had an RBI, stole three bases, and scored four runs. 

Stroud singled, tripled, scored a run, stole a base, and drove in two runs. 

Kaylor Kulina had a two-for-three game with a walk, a run scored, and two stolen bases. 

Matt Piatt banged out two singles and a double and scored twice. 

Brandon Gali had a single, a double, a run scored, and two RBI. 

Cole Ondrejka doubled, scored a run, and had an RBI. 

Cody Burgess, who entered the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh, drove in two runs on two sacrifice flies. 

Keith Oren, who came into the game as a pinch runner in the seventh, walked and scored twice. 

Pitcher Joe Strzelecki pinch-hit in the seventh and reached base on a walk. 

Starting pitcher Jacob Kelley (1-1) got the win. He pitched seven shutout innings, giving up just two hits while striking out seven. 

Jordan Guerrero and Dean Pelman each pitched an inning, with neither pitcher giving up a hit. 

The Eagles (19-8, 5-1, No. 7 FCSAA) look to continue their winning ways on Wednesday with two games at the University of Tampa JV at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

5/5/17 7:00 PM
Baseball
Polk State College
vs. Palm Beach State College
@ Joker Marchant Stadium
FCSAA State/NJCAA Region Tournament Lakeland, Fla.

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