Eagles begin season with road victory

Jordan Spicer pitched five shutout innings and earned the win as the Eagles defeated Lake-Sumter 4-3 to start the 2017 season. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Jordan Spicer pitched five shutout innings and earned the win as the Eagles defeated Lake-Sumter 4-3 to start the 2017 season. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

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. 

Justin Gill, Zach Schneider, and Justin Tworek worked in relief, with Tworek picking up a save. 

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. 

Skylar Frey doubled, and Isaiah Cullum and Austin Hoffman each singled.

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.

 
Feb 19
Baseball 5:00 PM
Webber International University B
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 20
Baseball 5:00 PM
Southeastern University B
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 22
Baseball 3:00 PM
Lake-Sumter State College
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 23
Baseball 1:00 PM
University of Tampa B
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 25
Baseball 5:00 PM
Santa Fe College
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 27
Baseball 6:00 PM
Florida Southern College B
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 28
Baseball 6:00 PM
at Southeastern University B
Lakeland, FL
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