Eagles blank South Florida 10-0

Cody Oerther (left) congratulates Pat Doudican after he pitched a complete game shutout in a 10-0 win over South Florida. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Cody Oerther (left) congratulates Pat Doudican after he pitched a complete game shutout in a 10-0 win over South Florida. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Pat Doudican pitched a complete-game shutout and Polk State beat South Florida State College 10-0in seven innings tonight at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.  

Doudican (3-6) held the Panthers to five hits, walking three and striking out nine. 

The Eagles, meanwhile, collected 11 hits, scoring five runs in the third inning and five more in the fourth. 

Rhys Cratty led off the third with a single and scored on a double by Danny Berg

After Zach Scott singled and Trent Sinkfield walked to load the bases, Nico Limoncelli's single scored Berg and Scott. 

Miles Simington followed with a single to score Sinkfield, and Limoncelli scored the fifth run of the frame when Cratty, batting for the second time in the inning, drew a bases-loaded walk.  

The next inning, Berg led off with a double, took third on a wild pitch, and scored when Scott struck out but the pitch got past the catcher. 

Limoncelli and Sinkfield followed with back-to-back walks to load the bases, and Simington brought all three runners home with a double. 

Chase Ashby's single score Simington, putting the Eagles ahead 10-0. 

Berg went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two runs, a walk, and an RBI. 

Simington had four RBI and a run scored. 

Scott singled twice, scored twice, and drove in a run. 

Ashby went 2-for-4 with an RBI. 

Sinkfield walked twice and scored twice. 

Limoncelli had a single, a walk, two runs, and two RBI. 

Cratty singled, walked, scored a run, and drove in a run. 

The Eagles (25-22, 12-13) play South Florida again Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Avon Park. 

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