Eagles soar past Hawks in doubleheader sweep

Meghan Lindell had seven hits and eight RBI as the Eagles won two games against Hillsborough. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Meghan Lindell had seven hits and eight RBI as the Eagles won two games against Hillsborough. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State scored 26 runs as the Eagles swept a doubleheader against Hillsborough Community College tonight in Winter Haven. 

The Eagles took the first game 18-10 in six innings. 

Trailing 10-6, the Eagles offense exploded for 12 runs on 10 hits in the bottom of the sixth inning for the run-rule victory. 

Every Polk State batter had at least one hit in the game. 

Meghan Lindell went 4-for-5 with five RBI. Her single in the sixth gave the Eagles their 18th and final run. 

Kelsey Armstrong had two hits, a sacrifice bunt, two RBI, and two runs scored. 

Kacie Booth went 4-for-4 with a sacrifice bunt, two RBI, and three runs. 

Amber Butler tallied two hits, two runs, and an RBI. 

Dakoda Bozeman had two hits, a walk, and three runs scored. 

Shailyn Morales went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI. 

Sairah Shirah had two hits and a run. 

Mikayla Barwig collected a hit, a walk, and two runs. 

Heather Novis went 1-for-2 with two walks and three runs. 

Ally Baert picked up the win in relief of Maddie Scott

The Eagles won the second game 8-7. 

They had a 7-1 lead going into the sixth inning, but the Hawks rallied for six runs to tie the score. 

The Eagles answered with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the inning on Morales's RBI and then held the Hawks scoreless in the top of the seventh. 

Baert (3-0) earned the win in relief. 

Starting pitcher Taylor Baker allowed three runs in 5.1 innings. Maddie Scott also pitched in relief. 

Lindell continued her hot hitting, going 3-for-4 with a run and three RBI. 

Butler collected two hits, a walk, and a run. 

Shirah went 2-for-4 with an RBI. 

Barwig (2-for-3) had a run, a stolen base, and an RBI. 

Armstrong had a hit and a stolen base. 

Booth walked and scored. 

Novis went 2-for-3 with a run. 

The Eagles (18-25, 6-10) return to action April 12 when they travel to Florida SouthWestern for a doubleheader.

 
Mar 20
Softball 5:00 PM
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Winter Haven, Fla.
Mar 20
Softball 7:00 PM
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Winter Haven, Fla.
Apr 10
Softball 5:00 PM
at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Bradenton, Fla.
Apr 10
Softball 7:00 PM
at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Bradenton, Fla.
CONF ALL
Hillsborough Community College 4-15 22-33
Polk State College 6-14 19-34
St. Petersburg College 10-10 32-29
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota 14-5 34-18
South Florida State College 6-14 24-25

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