Eagles down Warner 12-5

Demetrio Rodriguez takes a lead off third base against Warner University JV. He had two hits, three stolen bases, and three RBI in a 12-5 win. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Demetrio Rodriguez takes a lead off third base against Warner University JV. He had two hits, three stolen bases, and three RBI in a 12-5 win. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State improved to 3-0 tonight with a 12-5 win over Warner University JV at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.  

The Eagles took a 1-0 lead in the first inning without getting a hit. After Sam Koruschak, Tor Sehnert, and James Boldin walked to load the bases, Koruschak scored on a balk.  

Koruschak also scored Polk State's second run when he tripled in the third inning and scored on a wild pitch. An RBI double by Trent Sinkfield made it a 3-0 game. 

In the fourth inning, an RBI single by Demetrio Rodriguez put the Eagles up 4-0. 

The following inning, Polk State sent 11 batters to the plate, scoring five runs and taking a 9-0 lead. 

The Royals, however, took advantage of walks and an error in the seventh inning to cut the lead to 9-5. 

The Eagles responded with a run in the bottom of the seventh, a pair in the eighth, and Danny Berg retired the side in order in the top of the ninth, giving Polk State the win.  

Starting pitcher Brandon Willliams (1-0) earned the win. In five shutout innings he allowed two hits and a walk, striking out four. 

Zavien Lindsey, Ian Kalman, and Carter Slentz saw action out of the bullpen.  

Every Eagle starter had at least one hit or one run.  

Koruschak scored twice, stole two bases, and drove in a run. 

Demetrio Rodriguez went two-for-three with a run, three RBI, three stolen bases, and a sacrifice fly.

Lazaro Rodriguez doubled and scored a run. 

Berg had a two-for-five game with two runs and an RBI. 

Dalton Boyd and Jaisen Randolph each scored twice. 

The Eagles (3-0) play again Wednesday against Broward College at 5 p.m. at Bing Tyus Yard. 

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