Joe Strzelecki pitched a complete-game four-hitter, and Polk State extended its winning streak to six games, beating Hillsborough Community College 5-2 tonight at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.
Strzelecki then helped his cause by lifting a sacrifice fly to right, scoring Cullum and advancing Diewert and Warken. Yeison Gomez followed with a single to right, scoring both runners.
After Strzelecki held the Hawks hitless through five innings, they put two runs on the board in the sixth on a walk, a double, and an error.
The Eagles added a solo run in the bottom of the inning when Diewert was hit by a pitch and scored on a double by Gomez.
Strzelecki (5-2) allowed one earned run while walking one and striking out six. At the plate he went 1-for-2 with a walk.
Gomez had a single, a double, and three RBI.
Burgess went 2-for-5 with a single, a double, a run, and a stolen base.
In addition to his sacrifice fly and RBI, Biermann singled and stole second.
Warken sacrificed twice, singled, and scored twice.
Skylar Frey had a single and a walk.
Diewert collected a single, a walk, and two runs.
Cullum singled and scored.
Gali had a single and a sacrifice.
The Eagles (30-12, 15-6, No. 6 FCSAA) face Florida SouthWestern on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.