Eagles end winning streak with 2-1 loss

Joe Strzelecki swings at a pitch against Florida Southwestern. He had two singles and scored Polk State’s only run. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Joe Strzelecki swings at a pitch against Florida Southwestern. He had two singles and scored Polk State’s only run. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State's six-game winning streak ended tonight with a 2-1 loss to Florida SouthWestern State College at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven. 

The Buccaneers took a 1-0 lead in the second on a single, two sacrifices, and another single. 

The Eagles tied it in the sixth. Joe Strzelecki led off the inning with a single and moved to second on a single by Skylar Frey. After Cody Burgess drew a walk to load the bases, Brandon Gali's RBI grounder to first scored Strzelecki. 

Florida SouthWestern scored the winning run in the eighth on a single, an error, and a wild pitch. 

Starting pitcher Chad Tworek allowed six hits and one run in six innings. He walked none and struck out four. 

Tommy Romero faced three batters, giving up one hit and a walk. 

Zach Schneider took the loss. We worked 1.2 innings, allowing a hit and a run while striking out one. 

In the ninth inning, Jacob Kelley yielded one hit and struck out two. 

Skylar Frey singled and doubled in three at-bats. 

Strzelecki went 2-for-4 with a run scored. 

Zach Biermann, Isaiah Cullum, and Cole Warken each singled.

Cody Burgess had two walks. 

The Eagles (30-13, 15-7, No. 5 FCSAA) face Florida SouthWestern again Friday at 6 p.m. in Fort Myers.

 
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