In a baseball battle of the birds, the Polk State Eagles lost to the Daytona State Falcons 5-1 today in Winter Haven.
Jim Selph, who played for Polk State's first baseball team 50 years ago, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game.
Starting pitcher Maikor Mora (0-2) pitched well but took the loss. In six innings he allowed only one run on three hits, walking one and striking out one.
Jordan Guerrero came on in relief and yielded four hits and four runs in two-thirds of an inning.
In the eighth inning, JD Osborne drove in Polk State's only run of the game.
Making his first start for the Eagles, Gage Peters had two hits.
Brandon Gali drew two walks.
The Eagles (2-4 and No. 3 in Florida in the FCSAA Coaches' Poll) try to get back in the win column Wednesday when they play Lake-Sumter State College at 5 p.m. in Winter Haven.