Eagles sweep St. Pete

Alexis McBride went 5-for 8 with a home run, two runs, and three RBI in two games as the Eagles swept St. Pete. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Alexis McBride went 5-for 8 with a home run, two runs, and three RBI in two games as the Eagles swept St. Pete. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State won twice against St. Petersburg College tonight at the Diamondplex in Winter Haven.  

With the two wins, the Eagles move into third place in the Suncoast Conference. 

In game one, the Eagles collected 10 hits in an 8-1 victory. They jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first, put three more runs on the board in the third, and added a final run in the fourth inning. 

Alayna Carranco pitched a complete game, allowing three hits and no walks. 

Alexis McBride singled and slugged a two-run homer. 

Anizya Vargas went 2-for-3 with a double, a run, and two RBI. 

Destinee Jackson singled, scored a run, drove in a run, and stole two bases.  

Lauren Estrada had a 3-for-4 game with two runs, an RBI, and a stolen base. 

Carranco singled and scored a run, while Krista Hoyt walked twice and scored once. 

Destiny Breeden singled, Victoria Gonzalez scored a run, and Victoria Perry walked and had a sacrifice. 

Trailing 4-3 in game two, the Eagles rallied for two runs in the sixth and a 5-4 win. 

Starting pitcher Megan Wilder worked four innings and gave up four runs (two unearned) on eight hits. Carranco allowed no hits or runs in the final three innings. 

McBride had another big game, going 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI. 

Jackson had two walks, a run, and an RBI. 

Breeden went 2-for-4, while Carranco and Hoyt each singled. 

Vargas had a walk, a run, and an RBI. 

Estrada and Lyndsey Carlton each scored a run. 

The Eagles (20-23, 6-8) return to action Tuesday against Florida SouthWestern (44-1, 11-1, No. 1 NJCAA/FCSAA) at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Diamondplex in Winter Haven.

 

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