Koruschak’s grand slam powers Eagles past Manatees

Sam Koruschak blasted a two-out grand slam in the top of the ninth, and the Eagles defeated State College of Florida 11-10 in 10 innings. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Sam Koruschak blasted a two-out grand slam in the top of the ninth, and the Eagles defeated State College of Florida 11-10 in 10 innings. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Sam Koruschak launched a two-out grand slam in the top of the ninth, and Polk State went on to beat State College of Florida 11-10 in 10 innings yesterday in Bradenton. 

After starting the inning down 9-5, the Eagles put five runs on the board to take a 10-9 lead.  

When the Manatees tied it at 10 in the bottom of the ninth, the Eagles scored the winning run the following inning after Danny Berg doubled and scored on a single by pinch-hitter Dalton Boyd

The Eagles have won three in a row and four of their last five Suncoast Conference games. They collected 17 hits yesterday, the third straight game in which they had at least 10 hits. 

Koruschak drove in five runs and Brady Gulakowski drove in four. He also homered, walked, and scored twice, going 3-for-4. 

James Boldin had a 3-for-5 game with a triple and a run scored. 

Nico Limoncelli singled twice and scored twice. 

Tor Sehnert went 2-for-4 with a run. 

Trent Sinkfield singled and scored a pair of runs. 

Drew Howard had a single and a run scored. 

Alex Goff earned the win in relief. He pitched the ninth inning and gave up a run on two hits and a walk. 

Billy McKay picked up his seventh save, allowing one hit, no walks, and no run while striking out two in the 10th inning. 

Brandon Willliams started on the mound, and Berg, Reese Jackowiak, Carter Slentz, and Timothy Watkins appeared in relief.  

Neither team made an error.  

The Eagles (22-21, 9-11) play the Manatees (28-15, 12-8, No. 5 FCSAA) again tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.

 

 

 

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Baseball 4:00 PM
at Eastern Florida State College
Bruce Bochy Field
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Baseball 1:00 PM
vs. Lake-Sumter State College
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Baseball 3:00 PM
at Daytona State College
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at Palm Beach State College
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Baseball 1:00 PM
vs. Daytona State College
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Baseball 5:00 PM
vs. Palm Beach State College
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Baseball 1:00 PM
vs. Eastern Florida State College
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