Eagles edge Manatees 12-11

Cody Burgess had four RBI, three singles, a triple, a walk, three runs, and three stolen bases in a 12-11 win over the Manatees. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Cody Burgess had four RBI, three singles, a triple, a walk, three runs, and three stolen bases in a 12-11 win over the Manatees. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State beat State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota 12-11 yesterday in Bradenton. 

Although the Eagles never trailed in the contest, the Manatees scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth but could get no closer than 12-11. 

Zach Schneider (1-0) earned the win in relief. In four innings he allowed five hits and four runs, walking one and striking out two. 

Starting pitcher Zak Spivy gave up seven hits and four runs in 4.1 innings. 

Chad Tworek and Justin Tworek also appeared in relief. 

Polk State had 15 hits. 

Cody Burgess went 4-for-5 with a triple, a walk, three runs, three stolen bases, and four RBI. 

Zach Biermann drove in three runs, doubled, singled twice, and scored a run. 

Zach Diewert had two singles, a walk, a run, an RBI, and a stolen base. 

Yeison Gomez singled, walked, scored a run, and drove in a run. 

Brandon Gali had two runs, two walks, and a sacrifice. 

Raudy Martinez singled, scored a run, and walked twice. 

Isaiah Cullum went 2-for-5 with an RBI. 

Skylar Frey singled and scored twice. 

Cole Warken had a single and a run scored. 

The Eagles (23-11, 8-5, No. 8 FCSAA) play State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.  

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