Eagles drop 4-2 decision to Santa Fe

Zach Diewert looks at a pitch against Santa Fe. He had two of the Eagles’ three hits and scored their only two runs. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Zach Diewert looks at a pitch against Santa Fe. He had two of the Eagles’ three hits and scored their only two runs. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Leading 2-1 in the top of the eighth inning, Polk State gave up three runs and lost 4-2 to Santa Fe College tonight at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven. 

After the Saints scored a run to start the game, the Eagles answered with a run in the bottom of the first. 

Zach Diewert led off with a double and scored on Cole Warken's single. 

Polk State took a 2-1 lead in the third after Diewert hit an infield single, moved to third on an errant pickoff attempt at first, and scored on Skylar Frey's ground out.  

The Eagles collected just three hits. 

Diewert went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and two runs. 

Warken singled and drove in a run. 

Zach Biermann had a walk and a stolen base. 

Justin Tworek started on the mound. He allowed a run on three hits, walking one and striking out two in four and one-third innings. 

Justin Gill (1-1) took the loss in relief. In three innings he gave up three runs on three hits, walking one and striking out four. 

Zach Schneider held the Saints hitless while striking out three in the final one and two-thirds of an inning. 

The Eagles (13-4, No. 3 FCSAA, No. 11 NJCAA) play Eastern Florida State College (8-4, No. 9 FCSAA) tomorrow at 5 p.m. at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven. 

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