Eagles fall to Falcons 3-2

Teammates congratulate Tor Sehnert after he led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Teammates congratulate Tor Sehnert after he led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

After starting the season with five straight wins, Polk State lost to Daytona State 3-2today at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven. 

The Eagles took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Nico Limoncelli reached first base after being hit by a pitch, stole second, and scored on Sam Koruschak's single.  

In the top of the fifth, the Falcons tied the game on a walk, a hit batter, a sacrifice, and an infield single.  

Then, with two outs and the bases loaded, a throwing error on a pickoff attempt allowed two runs to score, putting Daytona State ahead 3-1. 

Tor Sehnert led off the bottom of the ninth with a home run that just cleared the left-field fence, but the next three hitters were retired, giving Polk State its first loss of the season.  

After averaging 10 hits in their first five game, the Eagles had only four today. 

Starting pitcher Bryce Hill (0-1) took the loss. In four innings he allowed no hits, two runs (one unearned), and two walks, striking out five. 

Jake Curry worked three innings, giving up a run on a hit and two walks. 

Danny Berg pitched two-thirds of an inning, and Billy McKay finished the game, striking out all four hitters he faced. 

The Eagles (5-1) return to action Monday when they travel to Sanford for a 2 p.m. game against Seminole State (4-0). 

 

Apr 22
Baseball 6:00 PM
at South Florida State College
Avon Park, FL
Apr 24
Baseball 6:00 PM
vs. South Florida State College
Winter Haven, FL
Apr 25
Baseball 6:00 PM
vs. Hillsborough Community College
Winter Haven, FL
Apr 26
Baseball 5:00 PM
at South Florida State College
Avon Park, FL
Apr 27
Baseball 1:00 PM
vs. Florida Southwestern State College
Winter Haven, FL
Apr 29
Baseball 6:00 PM
at Florida Southwestern State College
Ft. Myers, FL
May 01
Baseball 6:00 PM
vs. Florida Southwestern State College
Winter Haven, FL
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