Eagles fall to Hawks 4-2

Marquis Orozco swings at a pitch against Hillsborough. He went 2-for-4 and scored a run in a 4-2 loss. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Marquis Orozco swings at a pitch against Hillsborough. He went 2-for-4 and scored a run in a 4-2 loss. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State dropped a 4-2 decision to Hillsborough Community College tonight at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven. 

The Hawks scored a pair of runs in the second inning and solo runs in the fifth and seventh. 

The Eagles scored twice in the seventh. 

Zach Scott led off the inning with a single to right and took second on an infield single by Marquis Orozco

After Jonah Garrison's sacrifice bunt advanced the runners, Zach Diewert singled to left, scoring Scott. 

Orozco then scored from third on Skylar Frey's infield single. 

In the bottom of the ninth, Bradley Harmon's pinch-hit single with one out bought the potential tying run to the plate. The Hawks, however, turned a double play on a hard-hit grounder by Diewert. 

The Eagles collected nine hits. 

Raudy Martinez had a double and a stolen base. 

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

Garrison had a single and two sacrifices. 

Diewert (1-for-4) walked and drove in a run. 

Luis Ferrer (4-1) took the loss. In four innings he allowed two runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out two. 

Cole Crowder gave up two hits and a run while striking out four in two and two-thirds of an inning. 

In two and one-third of an inning, Justin Gill yielded one hit and recorded six strikeouts. 

The Eagles (19-6, 3-1, No. 3 FCSAA, No. 11 NJCAA) play Hillsborough again Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven. 

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