Eagles top Titans twice

Kaylor Kulina stole five bases in two games as the Eagles won twice against the University of Tampa JV. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Kaylor Kulina stole five bases in two games as the Eagles won twice against the University of Tampa JV. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

The hot-hitting Polk State Eagles extended their winning streak to five games yesterday, beating the University of Tampa JV 13-10 and 9-1. 

In the first game, the Eagles scored more than 10 runs for the third straight game. 

The Titans took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the Eagles responded with seven runs in the second and never trailed again. They added five in the third, and one in the seventh, winning 13-10. 

JD Osborne went four-for-five with two runs and three RBI. 

Cole Ondrejka collected two hits, a run, and two RBI. 

Brandon Gali (three-for-four) walked, scored a run, and drove in two runs.

Zack Bullard had three hits, scored twice, and drove in a run. 

Cody Burgess singled, walked, scored a run, and drove in a run. 

Kaylor Kulina had a single, a run scored, an RBI, and four stolen bases. 

Luke Parker walked, scored twice, and swiped two bases. 

Starting pitcher Brad Labozetta got the win to improve his record to 3-2. In three innings he gave up four hits and three runs, walking five and striking out five. 

Jordan Guerrero and Jose Pupo saw action in relief, and Cody Gamble earned the save, his eighth of the season. 

In game, two, the Titans once again scored first, getting a solo run in the second inning. Once again, though, the Eagles came back the following inning and took the lead, scoring four runs in the third. 

They added two in the fourth, two in the fifth, and one in the sixth, for a final score of 9-1. 

Parker went two-for-three with a double, a walk, a stolen base, two runs, and two RBI. 

Kulina also had a two-for-three game. He walked, stole a base, drove in a run, and scored twice. 

Osborne doubled, scored a run, and drove in two runs. 

Matt Piatt went two-for-four with a run scored and an RBI. 

Ondrejka tripled, scored a run, and knocked in a run. 

Keith Oren singled, walked, and scored a run. 

Gali singled, stole a base, and scored a run. 

Burgess had a pinch-hit double. 

Starting pitcher Jordan Barrett (6-0) got the win. In two innings he gave up three hits and one run while walking one and striking out five. 

Joe Strzelecki, Dean Pelman, and Luis Ferrer combined to hold the Titans to two hits and no runs for the rest of the game. 

The Eagles (21-8, 5-1, No. 7 FCSAA) resume Suncoast Conference action on Saturday against South Florida in Avon Park at 1 p.m. 

5/5/17 7:00 PM
Baseball
Polk State College
vs. Palm Beach State College
@ Joker Marchant Stadium
FCSAA State/NJCAA Region Tournament Lakeland, Fla.

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