Amber Butler's pinch-hit triple in the bottom of the seventh inning scored the winning run as Polk State beat Seminole State College 3-2 in the second game of a doubleheader tonight in Winter Haven.
The Raiders broke a scoreless tie in the top of the third when they scored a run on a walk, a stolen base, and a double.
The Eagles answered with a run in the bottom of the inning. Dakoda Bozeman led off with a single and moved to second on Kelsey Armstrong's sacrifice. Bozeman scored on a single by Shailyn Morales and a throwing error.
Seminole State took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth on a walk, a stolen base, and a single.
Again the Eagles answered with a run in the bottom of the inning to tie the game 2-2. Heather Novis doubled with one out and scored on a single by Baker.
The game then remained scoreless until the bottom of the seventh.
Maddie Scott pitched a complete game for the win. She allowed four hits while walking four and striking out two.
Baker went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Novis doubled and scored a run.
Morales singled twice in three at-bats.
Bozeman went 1-for-3 with a run scored.
Kacie Booth also went 1-for-3.
In the first game, Seminole State won 13-3 in five innings.
Novis and Sairah Shirah each went 1-for-2 with an RBI.
Booth had a single, and Butler had a double and a run scored.
The Eagles end the regular season 19-30. They begin play in the NJCAA District/FCSAA State Softball Tournament at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach on April 29 when they face College of Central Florida at 11 a.m.