After scoring just five runs in their last three games, the Polk State Eagles defeated Hillsborough Community College 13-3 in eight innings tonight at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.
The win snapped a five-game losing streak.
The Eagles, who had 12 hits and three walks, came out swinging, putting three runs on the board in the first inning.
He took third on a wild pitch and scored when James Boldin grounded out to second.
The Hawks cut the lead to 3-1 in the second inning when a sacrifice bunt scored a runner from third.
In the top of the fifth, Hillsborough made it a 4-2 game, scoring a run on a walk, a single, a sacrife fly, and a fielder's choice.
Polk State came back in the bottom of the inning to score four runs and take an 8-2 lead.
Sehnert led off with a double on an 0-2 pitch, Berg had in infield single, and Sehnert scored on Boldin's grounder to third.
After Sam Koruschak hit a double down the right field line, Gulakowski blasted a three-run homer over the right field fence to give the Eagles an 8-2 advantage.
The Hawks scored their third and final run in the top of the sixth on back-to-back singles and a throwing error.
A five-run eighth inning gave Polk State the run-rule victory.
Demetrio Rodriguez led off with a walk on four pitches and took second on a wild pitch. Drew Howard followed with a walk, Rodriguez scored from third on a wild pitch to Limoncelli, and Howard advanced to third. Limoncelli then walked and Sinkfield's infield single loaded the bases.
A wild pitch to Sehnert scored Howard, and Sehnert then doubled, just missing a home run, to score two runs.
Berg walked on four pitches, took second on a ground out, and raced home with the final run when Koruschak singled on a 3-2 pitch with two out.
Tate Dearing pitched five strong innings to get the win as the Eagles defeated Hillsborough 13-3. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Starting pitcher Tate Dearing (2-2) earned the win. In five innings he allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks.
Gulakowski went 2-for-2 with a walk, two runs, and three RBI.
Sehnert had a 3-for-4 game, scoring two runs.
Berg singled, doubled, scored a run, and drove in two.
Koruschak went 2-for-3 with a double and a run.
Limoncelli finished with a double, two walks, and a run.
The Eagles (12-15, 2-5) play Hillsborough (13-14, 4-3) again tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Bing Tyus Yard.