Eagles earn All-Conference honors

Eagles earn All-Conference honors

Six Polk State baseball players have received 2018 Suncoast Conference recognition.   

Named to First Team All-Conference were Danny Berg and Zach Scott

Chavez Fernander, Billy McKay, Cody Oerther, and Trent Sinkfield earned Second Team All-Conference recognition. 

"The All-Conference selections are a well-deserved recognition for all six of these guys," said Head Coach Al Corbeil. 

"They had a lot of success on the field this season and were major contributors to the success we had as a club this year. 

"Hopefully the freshman can build on that coming back next season and our sophomores can carry that over to their future universities next year." 

Berg, a freshman outfielder from Saskatoon, SK, CA, hit .342, second highest on the team. He also had 36 RBI, a .441 on-base percentage, and a .458 slugging percentage. 

Scott led the Eagles in hitting with a .398 average. The sophomore infielder/outfielder from Mulberry, Fla., also drove in 48 runs and posted a .482 on-base percentage and a .519 slugging percentage. He plans to continue his academic and athletic career at Florida Southern College.  

Fernander, a sophomore pitcher from Grand Bahama, led the team in wins with eight.  In 58 innings he had a 3.09 ERA and 63 strikeouts, an average of 9.79 per nine innings.

A freshman pitcher from Plant City, Fla., Billy McKay had a team-high four saves. In 65 innings he had 65 strikeouts and a 2.22 ERA. 

Oerther, a sophomore catcher from Windermere, Fla., hit .320 with eight doubles and 17 stolen bases. He also posted a .392 on-base percentage and a .395 slugging percentage while providing solid defense behind the plate.  

A freshman infielder from Sarasota, Fla., Sinkfield led the team in RBI (53), home runs (8), and doubles (13). He slugged five homers in four consecutive games this season. He also had a .286 batting average, a .397 on-base percentage, and a .500 slugging percentage.

Jan 31
Baseball 4:00 PM
at Eastern Florida State College
Bruce Bochy Field
Feb 01
Baseball 1:00 PM
vs. Lake-Sumter State College
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 15
Baseball 1:00 PM
vs. Eastern Florida State College

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