Eagles win eight straight

Reliever Jose Serrano shut down an eight-inning rally tonight as Polk State extended its winning streak to eight games.
Reliever Jose Serrano shut down an eight-inning rally tonight as Polk State extended its winning streak to eight games.

Polk State extending its winning streak to eight games tonight, holding off an eighth inning rally and beating State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota 7-6 in Bradenton.

Trailing 7-2, SCF rallied for four runs in the bottom of the eighth before Jose Serrano came in from the bullpen to slam the door, getting a two-out ground ball to end the inning. He then retired three straight batters in the bottom of the ninth for his fifth save of the season.

Starter Casey Kulina improved his record to 8-0, pitching seven and one-third of an inning while striking out four and yielding four earned runs. Cody Gamble faced three batters in the eighth.

Daniel Sweet went 3-for-4, walked stole a base, and drove in a run. Luke Parker (2-for-5) and Cole Ondrejka (2-for-4 with a stolen base) each had an RBI and scored twice. Shane Gordon and Cody DeNoyelles also drove in a run each. Casey Schroeder (1-for-4) walked and had a stolen base. 

Polk State 27-11 (15-5, first place in the Suncoast Conference) faces SCF, Manatee-Sarasota again Monday at 6 p.m. in Winter Haven. 

Sep 13
Baseball 3:00 PM
Tallahassee Community College
Winter Haven, FL
Sep 14
Baseball 12:30 PM
at Gulf Coast State College
Chipola College. Marianna, FL
Sep 14
Baseball 3:00 PM
vs. Northwest Florida State College
@ Chipola College
Marianna, FL Chipola College. Marianna, FL
Sep 19
Baseball 5:00 PM
Baseball Heaven
Winter Haven, FL
Sep 22
Baseball 12:00 PM
Chipola College
Lake Myrtle Sports Park. Auburndale, FL
Sep 22
Baseball 3:00 PM
vs. Lake-Sumter State College
@ Auburndale, FL
Lake Myrtle Sports Park. Auburndale, FL
Sep 23
Baseball 12:00 PM
Eastern Florida State College
Lake Myrtle Sports Park. Auburndale, FL
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