Eagles beat Bucs 5-1

Kyle Gamble throws a strike against Florida SouthWestern. He earned his third win of the season as the Eagles defeated the Bucs 5-1. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Kyle Gamble throws a strike against Florida SouthWestern. He earned his third win of the season as the Eagles defeated the Bucs 5-1. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State held Florida SouthWestern to four hits tonight in a 5-1 win at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven. 

The Eagles took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.  

Nico Limoncelli led off with a walk on a 3-2 pitch and moved to second on Danny Berg's single to left field. 

After taking third on a fielder's choice by Tor Sehnert, Limoncelli scored on a single by Trent Sinkfield

James Boldin followed with a single to score Sehnert, and Brady Gulakowski also singled, brining home Sinkfield with the third run of the inning. 

The Buccaneers cut the lead to 3-1 in the fourth inning on a walk and two singles. 

Polk State went ahead 4-1 in the seventh when Limoncelli again led off with a walk on a 3-2 pitch, advanced to second on a ground out by Berg, and scored on Sinkfield's two-out single. 

The Eagles put their fifth run on the board in the eighth inning after Sam Koruschak singled, took second on a throwing error, and crossed the plate when Nick Wells drilled a 3-2 pitch into center field for a double. 

Kyle Gamble earned the win, improving to 3-1. In five innings he held the Bucs to one run on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts. 

Carter Slentz, Timothy Watkins, and Alex Goff, who picked up his first save, held Florida SouthWestern to no runs and no hits over the final four innings.    

 

Alex Goff picked up his first save, allowing no hits and no runs in 1.2 innings of a 5-1 win over Florida SouthWestern. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

 

Sinkfield went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI. 

Koruschak also had a 2-for-4 night with a run and a stolen base. 

Limoncelli walked four times, stole a base, and scored twice. 

Wells finished with a double and an RBI. 

Boldin singled, walked, and scored a run. 

Berg had a single and a walk, while Gulakowski had a single and a run. 

The Eagles (15-19, 5-9) play Florida SouthWestern (27-7, 9-4, No. 2 FCSAA, No. 8 NJCAA) again Friday at 5 p.m. in Fort Myers.

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Baseball 6:00 PM
at South Florida State College
Avon Park, FL
Apr 24
Baseball 6:00 PM
vs. South Florida State College
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Apr 25
Baseball 6:00 PM
vs. Hillsborough Community College
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Apr 26
Baseball 5:00 PM
at South Florida State College
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Apr 27
Baseball 1:00 PM
vs. Florida Southwestern State College
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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
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