Diewert’s 9th inning HR gives Eagles win over Florida SouthWestern

Zach Diewert went 3-for-5 with a home run, a stolen base, and five RBI in Polk State’s 8-3 win over South Florida. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Zach Diewert went 3-for-5 with a home run, a stolen base, and five RBI in Polk State’s 8-3 win over South Florida. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

With the score tied at three in the top of the ninth, Cole Warken walked, and Zach Diewert belted a two-run home run, giving Polk State a 5-3 win over Florida SouthWestern State College tonight in Fort Myers. 

Raudy Martinez also homered for the Eagles. 

Yeison Gomez had a single, a double, a walk, a stolen base, and an RBI. 

Warken singled twice, scored twice, and stole a base. 

Cody Burgess had a single, a stolen base, and a run scored. 

Isaiah Cullum had a double. 

Justin Tworek (4-1) pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth inning and got the win. 

Starting pitcher Jonathan Bermudez worked 5.1 innings, allowing five hits and one run while walking two and striking out six. 

Jacob Kelley pitched 1.2 innings. He gave up three hits and two runs. 

Tonight' s game was the first matchup in baseball between Polk State and Florida SouthWestern, formerly Edison Junior College. 

The Eagles (19-9, 4-3, No. 7 FCSAA) face Florida SouthWestern again Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.

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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