Eagles lose at home to Falcons

Jim Selph (center) who played for Polk State's first baseball team 50 years ago, poses with players and Head Coach Al Corbeil before today's game. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Jim Selph (center) who played for Polk State's first baseball team 50 years ago, poses with players and Head Coach Al Corbeil before today's game. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

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. 

Relievers Joe Strzelecki and David Lara combined to hold the Falcons hitless the rest of the way. 

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. 

Kyle Jackson, Kaylor Kulina, Luke Parker, Matt Piatt, and Andrew Stroud each had a hit. 

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. 

 
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Baseball 5:00 PM
Webber International University B
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 20
Baseball 5:00 PM
Southeastern University B
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 22
Baseball 3:00 PM
Lake-Sumter State College
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 23
Baseball 1:00 PM
University of Tampa B
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 25
Baseball 5:00 PM
Santa Fe College
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 27
Baseball 6:00 PM
Florida Southern College B
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 28
Baseball 6:00 PM
at Southeastern University B
Lakeland, FL
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