Eagles soar past Moccasins 14-4

Nico Limoncelli swings and hits a double against Florida Southern JV. He went 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBI in a 14-4 win. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Nico Limoncelli swings and hits a double against Florida Southern JV. He went 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBI in a 14-4 win. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State broke a three-game losing streak today, beating Florida Southern College JV 14-4 in seven innings at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven. 

The Eagles collected 15 hits, eight walks, and seven stolen bases. Every hitter scored at least one run. 

The Moccasins scored first, putting a run on the board in the second inning on a triple and an RBI double. 

In the bottom of the third, however, the Eagles offense exploded for eight runs. Polk State sent 13 batters to the plate and had six singles against two Florida Southern pitchers during the inning. 

The Mocs scored a run in the fourth and two in the sixth. Polk State added solo runs in the fourth and sixth and four more runs in the seventh. 

Nico Limoncelli went 4-for-5 with a double, two runs, two RBI, and a stolen base. 

Sam Koruschak had a 3-for-4 day at the plate with a double, a run, an RBI, and two stolen bases. 

Zach Scott went 3-for-5, including a double, two runs, and two RBI. 

Miles Simington singled, walked, scored a run, and drove in two runs. 

Danny Berg collected three RBI along with three walks, a run, and a single. 

Cody Oerther singled, walked, stole a base, and scored twice. 

Mitch Osborne had a walk, a sacrifice fly, a run, and two RBI. 

Trent Sinkfield scored three runs, singled, stole a base, and walked twice. 

Chase Ashby had a single, a stolen base, a run, and an RBI. 

Evan Johnson started on the mound and earned the win, evening his record at 1-1. In five innings he allowed two runs on two hits, walking two and striking out nine. He started the game by striking out the side in the top of the first inning. 

Edgar Rosas worked two-thirds of an inning and gave up two runs on one hit. 

Bryce Van Horn pitched the final inning and a third, allowing no hits or runs. 

The Eagles (6-8) return to action Monday against Santa Fe College (13-2, No. 2 FCSAA) at 5 p.m. at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.

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