Trailing by a run in the bottom of the ninth, Polk State had runners on second and third with no outs but failed to score, losing 7-6 to St. Petersburg College tonight at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.
The Eagles took a 1-0 lead in the second when Zach Diewert's sacrifice fly scored Nick Biermann.
The Titans, however, sent 10 hitters to the plate in the fourth, scoring six runs to take a 6-2 lead.
In the fifth, Polk State cut the deficit to 6-4 on Cullum's two-run homer.
St. Pete increased its lead to 7-4 in the eighth on a double and a single.
The Eagles scored a run in the eighth on a bases-loaded error to trail 7-5.
In the bottom of the ninth, Skylar Frey walked and Cullum was hit by a pitch, and Biermann followed with a double to score Frey for the game's final run.
Starting pitcher Jonathan Bermudez (1-1) took the loss.
Cullum finished 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI.
Biermann singled, doubled twice, scored a run, and drove in two runs.
Diewert had two singles and an RBI.
Brandon Gali collected a stolen base, a run, and an RBI.
Burgess singled, doubled, walked, and scored a run.
Frey had a single, a walk, and a run.
Cole Warken singled and scored a run.
The Eagles (17-7, 2-1, No. 9 FCSAA) travel to Tampa on Saturday to play Hillsborough Community College at 1 p.m.