Barrett improves to 8-0 as Eagles soar past Hawks

Jordan Barrett delivers a pitch against Hillsborough. He improved to 8-0 as the Eagles won 14-4. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Jordan Barrett delivers a pitch against Hillsborough. He improved to 8-0 as the Eagles won 14-4. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

In the past two days, Polk State and Hillsborough Community College split a pair of 10-inning baseball games, each one decided by a single run. 

The Eagles made sure that wouldn't happen tonight as they got a 14-4 seven-inning run-rule win over the Hawks in Winter Haven. 

Jordan Barrett got the win, improving to 8-0. In five innings he allowed five hits, four runs (one unearned), walked four, and struck out four. 

Relievers Jordan Guerrero and Jose Pupo each pitched a scoreless inning. 

The Eagles collected 15 hits off four Hillsborough hurlers. 

Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth, the Eagles sent 12 hitters to the plate and scored seven runs, taking a 9-3 lead. 

The Hawks scored a solo run in the fifth, their final run of the game.

The Eagles scored five more runs in their half of the seventh. Andrew Stroud's three-run double put the Eagles up by 10 runs, ending the game. 

Every Eagle batter had at least one hit and either scored or drove in at least one run. 

Stroud drove in five runs and had three hits. 

Kaylor Kulina had two hits, two runs, and three RBI. 

Luke Parker went two-for-four with a stolen base, and RBI, and three runs. 

JD Osborne had two hits and an RBI. 

Matt Piatt singled, walked, and scored a run. 

Cole Ondrejka singled, walked, stole a base, drove in a run, and scored twice. 

Brandon Gali (two-for-three) had a walk, a stolen base, an RBI, and two runs. 

Keith Oren singled and scored twice. 

Cody Burgess had a single, an RBI, and two runs. 

The Eagles (26-9, 10-2, No. 5 FCSAA) play St. Petersburg College on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Winter Haven. 

Oct 18
Baseball 5:00 PM
at Florida Southern College
Henley Field Lakeland, Fla.
Oct 20
Baseball 5:00 PM
Langley Blaze
Winter Haven, Fla.
Oct 29
Baseball TBA
vs. TBA
@ Joker Marchant Stadium
FCSAA Sophomore All-Star Weekend Lakeland, Fla.
Nov 02
Baseball 5:00 PM
at Embry-Riddle
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Nov 08
Baseball 5:00 PM
South Florida State College
Winter Haven, Fla.

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