Eagles score winning run in 10th inning to beat Seminole State

Raudy Martinez's RBI single in the 10th inning gave the Eagles a 5-4 win over Seminole State. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Raudy Martinez's RBI single in the 10th inning gave the Eagles a 5-4 win over Seminole State. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State defeated Seminole State College of Florida 5-4 in 10 innings today in Sanford. 

With the score tied at 3 in the top of the 10th inning, Cole Warken hit a two-out single and scored on Isaiah Cullum's double. Raudy Martinez then singled, scoring Cullum to make it 5-3. 

In the bottom of the 10th, reliever Jacob Kelley retired the first hitter before the second batter reached first on an error. The next hitter doubled into the gap in right center, cutting the lead to 5-4. 

With the potential tying run on second, Kelly struck out the next two Raiders, earning his first win of the season. 

The Eagles took a 2-0 lead in the second inning, when Zach Biermann doubled and scored on Cullum's home run. 

The Raiders responded with two runs in the third and one run in the fifth for a 3-2 lead. 

Biermann tied the game with a solo home run – his third in the last two games – in the sixth inning. For the game he went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Cullum (3-for-5) also had a double and a home run along with two runs and three RBI. 

Warken went 3-for-5 and scored a run. 

Martinez collected two singles and an RBI. 

Brandon Gali singled and walked. 

Starting pitcher Zak Spivy worked six innings, allowing six hits and three unearned runs while walking one and striking out four. 

Relievers Johnnie Schneider and Justin Tworek combined to hold Seminole State scoreless until Kelley took over in the ninth. 

The Eagles (6-2, No. 9 FCSAA) hit the road Friday for a 2 p.m. game at Palm Beach State College.

 
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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