Eagles spoil no-hit bid but lose 1-0

Jacob Kelley delivers a pitch to a Santa Fe hitter. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Jacob Kelley delivers a pitch to a Santa Fe hitter. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State could manage only one hit tonight as the Eagles lost 1-0 to Santa Fe College in Winter Haven.

Saints pitcher Tom Watson held the Eagles hitless until the eighth inning, when pinch-hitter Andrew Stroud broke up the no-hitter.

The Eagles pitchers were almost as good.

Starter Jacob Kelley (0-1) gave up four hits and one run in four innings. He walked one and struck out four.

David Lara, Jose Pupo, and Jordan Guerrero combined to hold Santa Fe hitless through the final five innings. 

The Eagles (1-3 and ranked No. 3 in Florida in the FCSAA Coaches' Poll) face Daytona State College on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Winter Haven.

Jim Selph, who played for Polk State's first baseball team 50 years ago, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at 12:50 p.m.

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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