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.
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.