Polk State lost to South Florida State College 13-3 in eight innings tonight in Avon Park.
The Eagles took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Panthers tied it with a pair of runs on the second. Polk State scored its third run in the top of the third.
Brady Gulakowski drove in and scored two of the three runs. He went 3-for-3 with a homer, a triple, a single, and a walk.
Starting pitcher Tate Dearing (2-4) worked six innings and took the loss.
The Eagles (24-26, 11-16) face Florida SouthWestern (37-12, 18-9, No. 3 FCSAA, No. 13 NJCAA) tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.