Polk State dropped a 4-2 decision to State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota today in Bradenton.
The Eagles scored solo runs in the third and fourth innings, but the Manatees answered with a run in the fifth, two in the sixth, and another in the eighth to win 4-2.
Tate Dearing (1-2) took the loss in relief, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and a walk.
Brady Gulakowski had a double and an RBI.
Danny Berg singled and drove in Polk State's other run.
Trent Sinkfield singled, walked, and scored a run.
Demetrio Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Tor Sehnert had a single and a double.
Polk State (11-13, 1-3) plays State College of Florida (No. 5 FCSAA, 16-10, 1-3) again Monday at 6 p.m. at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.