Pearce, Eagles End Regular Season with Win

Pearce, Eagles End Regular Season with Win

Polk State College freshman Matt Pearce (Bonita Springs) extended his scoreless streak to 17 innings Friday as he pitched a complete-game 4-0 victory over South Florida (6-21/14-41) in the Eagles' last regular season game in Winter Haven.

Pearce (6-1) faced one batter over the minimum as his teammates turned two double plays behind him. Catcher Erik Hindmon (Ocala) threw out a base runner and Paul Roundtree (Plant City) made a diving catch in right field behind him.  

"That's a great outing," said Polk State coach Al Corbeil. "It was a well-played game with good defense. Matt's last four outings have been top notch. He's pitching like a No. 1. We hope to get to the state tournament so he can continue."

The Eagles (34-16/14-14) wait for the results of Hillsborough's final three games to see if they advance to the FCSAA playoffs.

Friday Brett Jones (Plant City) went 3-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, three stolen bases and an RBI.

Cody DeNoyelles (Windermere) added two hits.

Daniel Sweet (Mississippi) drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.

Sam Machonis (Tampa) and Matt Singletary (Plant City) also posted an RBI each.

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