Eagles end season with third straight win

Alec Barger held Florida Southwestern to one hit in six innings as the Eagles won 10-0. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Alec Barger held Florida Southwestern to one hit in six innings as the Eagles won 10-0. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State ended its season on a winning note, beating Florida Southwestern 10-0in seven innings in Fort Myers.  The Eagles outscored the Buccaneers 22-6 in their final three games. 

Polk State batters collected 13 hits against three Florida Southwestern pitchers.

Zach Scott went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run, a stolen base, and three RBI.

Trent Sinkfield hit his team-leading eighth home run. He also scored twice and drove in two runs.

Danny Berg singled, doubled, scored twice, and drove in a pair of runs.

Sam Koruschak went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.

Rhys Cratty singled twice, scored twice, and drove in two runs.

Cody Oerther had a single, a walk, and two runs scored.

Miles Simington singled and scored a run 

Starting pitcher Alec Barger improved to 7-3. He allowed just one hit in six innings, walking three and striking out five.

Billy McKay and Pat Doudican finished in relief.

After winning four consecutive Suncoast Conference championships, the Eagles (29-23) finished third this season with a 16-14 record in conference play. 

"It was a tale of two teams," said Head Coach Al Corbeil 

"We had some tough injuries to overcome, and we were extremely young with eight freshmen in the lineup at times." 

Corbeil says everything started clicking in April, when the Eagles went 11-5 and hit .335 as a team.

"I believe a lot of our freshmen got a taste of some success and gained confidence, so we should be able to build on that when we come back next year."

In eight seasons, Corbeil has led the Eagles to a 306-124 record, six Suncoast Conference championships, one state championship, and one trip to the JUCA World Series. He ranks second in wins among Polk State baseball coaches.  

For the season, Eagles pitchers led the FCSAA in strikeouts (479) and ranked third in innings pitched (449.2), third in home runs allowed (20), and sixth in ERA (3.88). 

Polk State hitters tied for third in triples (19) and ranked fourth in stolen bases (111), seventh in RBI (308), ninth in runs (335), and ninth in hits (509). 

Individually, Pat Doudican led the FCSAA in strikeouts (98) and finished 10thin innings pitched (77.1).

Alec Barger ranked fifth in innings pitched with 83.1.

Billy McKay finished fourth in ERA (2.22) and eighth in saves (4).

Chavez Fernander ranked sixth in wins (8).

Zach Scott finished third in at-bats (206) and fourth in plate appearances (247). Miles Simington was 10thin walks with 35. 






Feb 05
Baseball 3:00 PM
at Daytona State College
Feb 07
Baseball 2:00 PM
at Palm Beach State College
Feb 08
Baseball 1:00 PM
vs. Daytona State College
Feb 14
Baseball 5:00 PM
vs. Palm Beach State College
Feb 21
Baseball 3:00 PM
at Santa Fe College
Gainesville, FL
Feb 24
Baseball 5:00 PM
vs. Santa Fe College
Winter Heaven, FL
Mar 02
Baseball 6:00 PM
at Florida Southwestern State College
Fort Myers, Fla.

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