The Polk State Eagles started the 2017 baseball season with a win today, defeating Lake-Sumter State College 4-3 in Leesburg, Fla.
The Eagles scored first, putting three runs on the board in the third inning. They added a solo run in the seventh.
The Lakehawks scored a run in the sixth and two in the eighth.
Starting pitcher Jordan Spicer (1-0) earned the win. In five shutout innings he struck out four and walked one while allowing three hits.
Zach Diewert went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.
Cole Warken doubled, scored a run, and drove in two.
Raudy Martinez singled, walked, drove in a run, and stole three bases.
Jonah Garrison walked and scored a run.
The Eagles (1-0, No. 4 FCSAA, No. 11 NJCAA) hit the road again tomorrow for a 1 p.m. game against Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne.