Eagles down Lakehawks 5-4

Skylar Frey races to first base against Lake-Sumter. He went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI, raising his batting average to .405. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Skylar Frey races to first base against Lake-Sumter. He went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI, raising his batting average to .405. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Zach Schneider came in from the bullpen in the top of the ninth, faced one batter, and got a game-ending double play as Polk State beat Lake-Sumter State College 5-4 tonight at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven. 

The Eagles had a 5-1 lead going into the inning, but the Lakehawks rallied for three runs on two walks, an error, and two singles. They had runners on first and second when Schneider got the save on the double play. 

Starting pitcher Jordan Spicer held Lake-Sumter to one run on five hits. In seven innings he walked none and struck out nine, earning his second win of the season. 

Shameko Smith took over in the eighth and struck out the side. 

The Lakehawks took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI single. 

The Eagles responded with a run in the bottom of the inning. Zach Biermann singled to right, moved to second on a wild pitch, took third on Zach Scott's ground out, and scored on another wild pitch. 

Polk State added three runs in the third on RBI singles by Skylar Frey, Cole Warken, and Scott. 

The Eagles made it 5-1 in the fifth when Raudy Martinez and Frey hit back-to-back doubles. 

The Lakehawks threatened in the seventh when they put runners on first and second with no outs before hitting into a triple play. 

The Eagles collected 10 hits as they broke a two-game losing streak. 

Frey went 2-for-4, raising his batting average to .405. 

Warken singled twice and drove in a run. 

Scott went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. 

Biermann had two singles and a run scored. 

Martinez went 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs. 

The Eagles (14-5, No. 2 FCSAA, No. 11 NJCAA) play Webber International JV at 5 p.m. Friday at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.

 
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