Polk State dropped a 6-5 decision to Hillsborough Community College tonight at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.
The Eagles had a 5-0 lead after six innings, but the Hawks scored a run in the seventh, four in the eighth, and one in the ninth for the win.
Zach Schneider (3-1) took the loss in relief when he allowed an unearned run in the ninth.
Jordan Spicer started on the mound. In six innings he gave up a run on three hits, walking one and striking out eight.
Zach Diewert singled, doubled, scored, and drove in a run.
Skylar Frey went 2-for-5 with a run and a stolen base.
Cole Warken had a pair of singles and a run.
Isaiah Cullum singled, doubled, and drove in two runs.
Raudy Martinez had a single, a run, and a stolen base.
Marquis Orozco singled and scored.
Zach Scott had a double, a sacrifice fly, and an RBI.
The Eagles (19-7, 3-2, No. 3 FCSAA, No. 7 NJCAA) have lost two in a row, both to Hillsborough. They face the Hawks again Saturday at 3 p.m. in Tampa.