Eagles beat Hillsborough in extra innings

Hayden Kelly's pinch-hit single sent today's game into extra innings, and the Eagles went on to win 11-8 in 11 innings.
Hayden Kelly's pinch-hit single sent today's game into extra innings, and the Eagles went on to win 11-8 in 11 innings.

Down 8-4 in the top of the 9th, Polk State tied today's game at Hillsborough Community College on Hayden Kelly's pinch-hit, 2-RBI single. When Hillsborough failed to score in its half of the 9th, the game went into extra innings.

The Eagles rallied in the top of the 11th  when, with two outs and the bases empty, Casey Schroeder singled, JD Osborne tripled, Sam Machonis walked,  Matt Piatt drove in Osborne, and Luke Parker followed with a single, giving the Eagles an 11-8 lead.

Working his second inning in relief, Jose Serrano set down the side in order in the bottom of the 9th  for the win.  

The same two teams meet again Friday at 6 p.m. in Winter Haven.  

Sep 29
Baseball 1:00 PM
vs. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
@ Walter Fuller Complex
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Sep 29
Baseball 3:30 PM
vs. St. Petersburg College
@ Walter Fuller Complex
Suncoast Tournament St. Petersburg, Fla.
Oct 04
Baseball 5:00 PM
South Florida State College
Winter Haven, Fla.
Oct 06
Baseball 12:00 PM
Polk State Scout Day
Scout Day Winter Haven, Fla.
Oct 11
Baseball 5:00 PM
at South Florida State College
Avon Park, Fla.
Oct 14
Baseball 12:00 PM
Chet Lemon Juice
Doubleheader Winter Haven, Fla.
Oct 18
Baseball 5:00 PM
at Florida Southern College
Henley Field Lakeland, Fla.

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