Polk State wins fifth straight

Skylar Frey and the Eagles celebrate after winning their fifth straight game. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Skylar Frey and the Eagles celebrate after winning their fifth straight game. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State defeated Florida Southern College JV 6-4 tonight at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven. 

The Eagles have won their first five games of the season. 

Polk State took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning when Zach Diewert walked, stole second, and scored on Skylar Frey's RBI single. 

The Eagles added two more runs in the fourth. 

Zach Scott led off the inning with a double to right field. Bradley Harmon followed with a walk, and Tyler DeClercq's single to center scored Scott. Marquis Orozco then singled on a 3-2 pitch, scoring Harmon from third. 

The Moccasins scored two unearned runs in the sixth, cutting the lead to 3-2. 

They tied it 3-3 in the seventh on a walk, a single, and a wild pitch. 

Polk State answered with two runs in the bottom of the frame. 

After Raudy Martinez singled and Isaiah Cullum was hit by a pitch, Cole Warken's sacrifice bunt advanced the runners. 

Scott hit into a fielder's choice, scoring Martinez form third. Harmon then lined the first pitch into left field to score Cullum, increasing the lead to 5-3. 

Florida Southern got a run in the eighth on a single, a walk, and a single. 

The Eagles added an insurance run in the bottom of the inning when Orozco led off with a single. Jonah Garrison, running for Orozco, stole second, went to third on Frey's infield single, and scored when Martinez grounded out. 

Pat Doudican (1-0) earned the win in relief. 

Cole Crowder started and held the Mocs scoreless for three innings. 

Drew Marino, Julio Blanco, and Chavez Fernander also pitched in relief. 

Fernander picked up his first save of the season. He retired the side in order in the top of the ninth. 

Diewert had a run, a stolen base, and two walks. 

Frey went 3-for-4 with an RBI. 

Martinez collected a single, a run, and an RBI. 

Scott singled, walked, and drove in a run. 

Harmon went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, a run, and an RBI. 

Orozco had three singles and an RBI in four at-bats. 

The Eagles (5-0, No. 4 FCSAA, No. 11 NJCAA) hit the road Friday for a 2 p.m. game at Daytona State College.

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