Eagles soar past Falcons 14-5

Chase Ashby (6) congratulates Danny Berg after he scored a run in Polk State's 14-5 win over Daytona State. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Chase Ashby (6) congratulates Danny Berg after he scored a run in Polk State's 14-5 win over Daytona State. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

After scoring just five runs in their last three games, the Polk State Eagles smashed 14 hits today in a 14-5 win over Daytona State College. 

Every Eagles batter had at least one hit, one run, or one RBI. 

"We had some real quality at-bats today," said Head Coach Al Corbeil. 

"Guys stayed on the ball, went with some pitches, and got some big hits. We had some big two-strike hits today, and I thought we did a great job there." 

The Falcons took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-run homer. 

After answering with a run in the bottom of the inning, the Eagles exploded for seven runs off two Falcons pitchers, taking an 8-2 lead in the fourth inning. 

Polk State added a pair of runs in the fifth. 

When the Falcons cut the lead to 10-5 with three runs in the seventh, the Eagles put their final four runs on the board in the eighth. 

Starting pitcher Alec Barger earned his first win of the season, allowing two runs on four hits while walking none and striking out nine. 

"Alec Barger was fantastic today," said Corbeil." 

"Except for the home run, when he missed a spot, he was putting the ball where he wanted it and mixing his pitches well."   

 

Alec Barger delivers a pitch against Daytona State. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

 

Sam Koruschak went 3-for-4 with three RBI, three runs, and a walk.

Mitch Osborne also drove in three runs, singling twice and walking once. 

Danny Berg had a 3-for-5 day at the plate, walking once, scoring a run, and driving in two runs. 

Cody Oerther had a busy afternoon on the base paths. He singled, doubled, walked twice, stole two bases, drove in a run, and scored four runs. 

Rhys Cratty went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI. 

Miles Watson singled, doubled, scored twice, and drove in a run. 

Chase Ashby finished with a double, a walk, and a run. 

Zach Scott walked twice, scored a run, and drove in a run. 

Trent Sinkfield collected a walk, a run, and an RBI. 

Julio Blanco, Spencer Pawliw, Evan Johnson, and Chavez Fernander saw action out of the bullpen. 

The Eagles (3-3, No. 7 FCSAA, No. 12 NJCAA return to action Monday when they travel to Sanford for a 2 p.m. game at Seminole State College of Florida (1-4).  

 

Sep 28
Baseball 1:00 PM
vs. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
@ Walter Fuller Complex, St. Petersburg
Sep 28
Baseball 3:30 PM
at St. Petersburg College
Suncoast Tournament Walter Fuller Complex. St. Pete, FL
Oct 03
Baseball 5:00 PM
at South Florida State College
Avon Park, FL
Oct 05
Baseball 12:00 PM
Polk State College
Scout Day Winter Haven, Fla.
Oct 10
Baseball 5:00 PM
South Florida State College
Winter Haven, Fla.
Oct 12
Baseball 6:00 PM
Scorpions Founder Club
Winter Haven, FL
Oct 17
Baseball 5:00 PM
at Florida Southern College
Henley Field. Lakeland, FL
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