Eagles repeat as Suncoast Conference champs

Eagles players and coaches celebrate after capturing the 2017 Suncoast Conference championship.
Eagles players and coaches celebrate after capturing the 2017 Suncoast Conference championship.

Polk State won the 2017 Suncoast Conference championship tonight with a 10-0 seven-inning win over South Florida in Avon Park. 

The Eagles have now won four straight conference championships and six in the last seven years. 

Shameko Smith held the Panthers to one hit in seven innings. He walked one and struck out six. 

The Eagles had 12 hits, scoring solo runs in the first and second innings, six in the third, and two in the sixth. 

Zach Scott went 3-for-3 with a triple, two runs, an RBI, and a walk. 

Cole Warken had a home run, a sacrifice, and two RBI. 

Zach Biermann went 2-for-3 with a run, a walk, and two RBI. 

Raudy Martinez singled twice, walked, scored a run, and drove in three runs. 

Zach Diewert had a single, a walk, and two runs. 

Isaiah Cullum walked twice and scored twice. 

Skylar Frey had a walk and a single. 

Jonah Garrison singled and scored. 

The Eagles (37-10, 21-5, No. 2 FCSAA, No. 8 NJCAA) face South Florida again Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.

Sep 29
Baseball 1:00 PM
vs. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
@ Walter Fuller Complex
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Sep 29
Baseball 3:30 PM
vs. St. Petersburg College
@ Walter Fuller Complex
Suncoast Tournament St. Petersburg, Fla.
Oct 04
Baseball 5:00 PM
South Florida State College
Winter Haven, Fla.
Oct 06
Baseball 12:00 PM
Polk State Scout Day
Scout Day Winter Haven, Fla.
Oct 11
Baseball 5:00 PM
at South Florida State College
Avon Park, Fla.
Oct 14
Baseball 12:00 PM
Chet Lemon Juice
Doubleheader Winter Haven, Fla.
Oct 18
Baseball 5:00 PM
at Florida Southern College
Henley Field Lakeland, Fla.

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