Eagles soar past Hawks 7-5

Zach Scott homered and drove in three runs as the Eagles defeated Hillsborough 7-5 to snap a six-game losing streak. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Zach Scott homered and drove in three runs as the Eagles defeated Hillsborough 7-5 to snap a six-game losing streak. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Trailing 2-1 after three innings, Polk State rallied to beat  Hillsborough Community College 7-5 today at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.  

The Eagles scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the third inning, taking a 3-2 lead. 

They added three runs in the fourth and one in the sixth. 

The Hawks put three runs on the board in the eighth inning but could get no closer. 

With the win, the Eagles snapped a six-game losing streak. 

Zach Scott had a home run, three RBI, a run, and a sacrifice fly. 

Cody Oerther went 4-for-4 with two runs, two RBI, and a walk. 

Trent Sinkfield singled, doubled, and scored a run. 

Rhys Cratty had a double, a run, and a sacrifice. 

Miles Simington singled and walked twice. 

Alec Barger had a single, a stolen base, and a run. 

Danny Berg walked, hit a sacrifice fly, and drove in a run. 

Nico Limoncelli had a single and a run scored. 

Chavez Fernander started on the mound and earned the win, improving his record to 5-2.  In 5.1 innings he allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits, walking one and striking out three. 

Jared Freilich held the Hawks hitless and scoreless in 1.2 innings. 

Billy McKay picked up his third save. In two innings he gave up three hits and three runs (two unearned). He walked one batter and struck out two.

The Eagles (14-15, 3-6) travel to Avon Park on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. game against South Florida State College.

 

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