Polk State softball began Suncoast Conference play last night, splitting a doubleheader with South Florida State College in Avon Park.
The Eagles won the first game 6-1.
They scored a run in the second, four in the third, and one in the fifth.
Krista Hoyt led the Eagles with a home run, a single, two runs, and one RBI.
Keely Staats went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a walk, two runs, and two RBI.
Lauren Estrada singled, doubled, and drove in a run.
Chelsea Whitmore had a 2-for-3 game with an RBI.
Destiny Breeden singled and scored a run.
Caitlyn Whitehead walked and scored.
Brianna Snell earned the win, pitching a complete game and allowing four hits while walking one and striking out eight. She also singled in four at-bats.
Polk State lost the second game 7-1.
Trailing 2-1, the Eagles allowed five runs in the sixth inning as South Florida went on to win.
Staats had a solo home run, and Hoyt singled.
Chelsea Whitmore took the loss.
The Eagles return to action against Hillsborough Community College on Thursday at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Winter Haven.