Loss ends winning streak for Eagles

Skylar Frey congratulates Zach Diewert (27) after his solo home run in the fourth inning against Eastern Florida. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Skylar Frey congratulates Zach Diewert (27) after his solo home run in the fourth inning against Eastern Florida. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State lost its first game of the season tonight, falling to Eastern Florida State College 12-8 at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven. 

The defeat ended Polk State's three-game winning streak. 

The Eagles collected 13 hits while the Titans had 16. 

The Eagles took an early lead when Kaylor Kulina scored on an error in the first inning. 

They added another run in the second after Brandon Gali singled to score Skylar Frey from second base.  

The Titans responded with three runs in the third, but the Eagles came back in the bottom of the inning to tie the score at 3 when Cody Burgess's RBI groundout scored Biermann. 

Eastern Florida then had a big fourth inning, scoring five runs to take an 8-3 lead, and they never trailed again in the contest. 

Zach Diewert went 3-for-5 with a home run, a run scored, and two RBI. 

Burgess singled, scored twice, stole a base, and drove in two runs. 

Biermann finished with two singles, a double, and two runs. 

Cole Warken had a single, a walk, and an RBI. 

Frey went 2-for-2 with a run scored. 

Isaiah Cullum singled, walked, and scored a run. 

Kulina had a single, a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored. 

Starting pitcher Zak Spivy (0-1) took the loss. Justin Tworek, Zach Schneider, and Jacob Kelley worked in relief.   

The Eagles (3-1, No. 7 FCSAA) hit the road Friday for a 2 p.m. game at Daytona Beach State College.

 
Jan 20
Baseball 1:00 PM
Webber International University
Scrimmage Winter Haven, FL
Jan 22
Baseball 5:00 PM
Warner University
Scrimmage Winter Haven, FL
Jan 26
Baseball 5:00 PM
Lake-Sumter State College
Winter Haven, FL
Jan 27
Baseball 1:00 PM
Eastern Florida State College
Winter Haven, FL
Jan 28
Baseball 1:00 PM
Broward College
Winter Haven, FL
Jan 30
Baseball 4:00 PM
at Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Feb 02
Baseball 2:00 PM
at Daytona State College
Daytona Beach, FL
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