Eagles split with Manatees

Alyssa Manley delivers a pitch against State College of Florida. She pitched a complete game as the Eagles won 3-1. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Alyssa Manley delivers a pitch against State College of Florida. She pitched a complete game as the Eagles won 3-1. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State split a doubleheader with State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota tonight in Winter Haven. 

The Eagles lost the first game 9-1 in six innings. 

They got their only run in the first inning when Victoria Perry led off with a double, took third on Chelsea Whitmore's sacrifice bunt, and scored on Lauren Estrada's single to right field. 

Polk State won the second game 3-1. 

The Eagles took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Perry led off with a walk, moved to second on a single by Estrada, and scored on Caitlyn Whitehead's single. Krista Hoyt then doubled to right field, scoring Estrada and putting the Eagles up 2-0. 

The Manatees answered with a solo run in the second inning when a bloop single to right scored a runner from second base with two outs. 

The Eagles added an insurance run in the bottom of the inning after Keely Staats smashed a home run to left. 

The Manatees put the potential tying runs on second and third with two outs in the top of the seventh but failed to score. 

Alyssa Manley pitched a complete game to earn the win. 

The Eagles collected 10 hits in game two. 

Estrada went 2-for-3 with a run. 

Staats had a run and an RBI on her solo homer. 

Perry singled, walked and scored a run. 

Hoyt had a single and an RBI. 

Abigail Thompson went 2-for-2. 

Janelys Rosado, Whitehead, and Whitmore each singled. 

The Eagles return to action Tuesday against South Florida State College at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Winter Haven.

 

Feb 16
Softball 1:00 PM
at Indian River State College
Feb 16
Softball 3:00 PM
at Indian River State College
Mar 02
Softball 1:00 PM
Indian River State College
Mar 02
Softball 3:00 PM
Indian River State College
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