Baseball sophs sign letters of intent

Front row from left: Timmy Watkins, Drew Howard, Jake Curry, James Boldin, Dalton Boyd, Nick Wells. Back row from left: Alex Goff, Kyle Gamble, Carter Slentz, Ty Crittenberger, Tyler Germanowski.  (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Front row from left: Timmy Watkins, Drew Howard, Jake Curry, James Boldin, Dalton Boyd, Nick Wells. Back row from left: Alex Goff, Kyle Gamble, Carter Slentz, Ty Crittenberger, Tyler Germanowski. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Eleven Polk State sophomore baseball players today signed letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers next fall.  

"I'm excited to see all 11 of our sophomores sign in the early period," said Head Coach Al Corbeil.  

"Its rewarding to see the hard work they've put in on the ballfield and in the classroom paying off with scholarships to great four-year institutions"    

Here's who signed and where they're headed: 

 

James Boldin (Bradenton, Fla.): Erskine College

Big first baseman with big bat hit .274 with 32 RBI last year.  



Dalton Boyd (Winter Haven, Fla.): Erskine College

Switch-hitting catcher from Lake Wales HS struck out only 15 times in 31 games his freshman year.

 

Ty Crittenberger (Lighthouse Point, Fla.): Western Kentucky University

Speedy center fielder covers a lot of ground and is a threat at the top of the order this spring.  

 

Jake Curry (Key Largo, Fla.): UNC Charlotte.

 

Right-handed sinker-baller went 3-3 in nine starts last year with a 3.00 ERA.   

Kyle Gamble (Live Oak, Fla.): Troy University.

Lefty attacks the strike zone with four pitches and is expected to be the Eagles' ace this season. 

 

Tyler Germanowski (Ashburn, Va.): Liberty University

Sophomore transfer throws in the mid-90s and has a chance to get selected in the MLB draft in June. 

 

Alex Goff (Winter Springs, Fla.): Samford University.

Righthander struck out 74 batters in 55 innings last season.  

 

Drew Howard (Leawood, Kan.): Rollins College. 

Sure-handed shortstop anchors infield defense and stole 10 bases and scored 22 runs last season. 



Carter Slentz (Melbourne, Fla.): FAMU.

Converted sidearm reliever found success last year in 25 appearances and should see a lot of innings again this season.  



Timmy Watkins (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.): Samford University.

Lefty hurler had 28 strikeouts in 28 innings last season and had a very strong fall this year.  



Nick Wells (Apopka, Fla.): Florida Southern College.

Athletic outfielder has big power potential after batting .300 last year. 

 

In nine seasons at Polk State, Corbeil has seen over 90 of his players move on to four- year universities and more than 20 enter the professional ranks.

 

Jan 31
Baseball 4:00 PM
at Eastern Florida State College
Bruce Bochy Field
Feb 01
Baseball 1:00 PM
vs. Lake-Sumter State College
Feb 05
Baseball 3:00 PM
at Daytona State College
Feb 07
Baseball 2:00 PM
at Palm Beach State College
Feb 08
Baseball 1:00 PM
vs. Daytona State College
Feb 14
Baseball 5:00 PM
vs. Palm Beach State College
Feb 15
Baseball 1:00 PM
vs. Eastern Florida State College
CONF ALL

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