Eagles baseball fares well in preseason rankings

The Eagles take the field to start the 2016 season Jan. 29. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
The Eagles take the field to start the 2016 season Jan. 29. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State begins the 2016 season ranked No. 7 in the NJCAA Region 8 Baseball Coaches' Poll and No. 18 in the 2016 Perfect Game Top 50 Junior College Teams

The Eagles won the Suncoast Conference championship in 2014 and 2015, and have set their sights on winning it again this season. 

This year's team will rely heavily on freshman, as only six sophomores return from last year's squad. 

"We are a young team, and I hope our club can mature quickly by the time Suncoast Conference play starts and show the consistency we will need to be a championship caliber club," said Head Coach Al Corbeil. 

The Eagles start the season Jan. 29 against Lake-Sumter at 5 p.m. at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.

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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