Eagles baseball earns Suncoast Conference honors

Nine Polk State baseball players have received 2017 Suncoast Conference recognition.  

Jordan Spicer earned Pitcher of the Year honors, and Zach Schneider was named Fireman of the Year. 

A sophomore from Pembroke Pines, Fla., Spicer had a 7-0 record (tied for fourth in the FCSAA) and a 1.84 ERA (fifth in the FCSAA). 

In 63 innings, he allowed only 19 walks while striking out 64. Opponents had a .249 batting average against him. 

Schneider, a sophomore from Boca Raton, Fla., had 10 saves, second in the FCSAA. He had a 5-1 record with a 1.06 ERA. In 42 innings, he walked four and struck out 39, holding opponents to a .173 batting average. 

Named to the First Team All-Conference were Isaiah Cullum, Skylar Frey, Justin Gill, Spicer, and Cole Warken

A sophomore catcher from Bushnell, Fla., Cullum had a .424 on-base percentage and a .432 slugging percentage. He hit five home runs and collected 42 RBI. He threw out 17 of 35 runners attempting to steal. 

Frey, a sophomore outfielder from Sarasota, hit .340 with 12 doubles and 33 RBI. He stole 30 bases (fifth in the FCSAA) and was caught stealing only four times. 

A sophomore pitcher from Winter Haven, Gill struck out 66 batters in 57 innings. He had a 6-2 record with a 2.21 ERA and held opposing hitters to a .191 batting average. 

Warken, a sophomore outfielder/DH from Regina, Saskatchewan, posted a .371 on-base percentage and a .424 slugging percentage. He had 13 doubles, 42 RBI, and 47 runs. 

Second Team All-Conference incudes Zach Diewert, Schneider, Zach Scott, and Shameko Smith

Diewert, a sophomore outfielder from Chemainus, British Columbia, stole 31 bases, ranking him fourth in the FCSAA. He hit 15 doubles and had a .430 on-base percentage and a .469 slugging percentage with 32 RBI and 61 runs. 

A freshman infielder from Mulberry, Fla., Scott hit .339 with 17 doubles, 36 runs, and 46 RBI. He posted a .430 on-base percentage and a .455 slugging percentage. 

Smith, a freshman pitcher from Abaco, Bahamas, went 4-1 with a 2.20 ERA. In 57 innings he had 65 strikeouts, holding opposing batters to a .221 batting average. 

"It's great to see these guys recognized as All-Conference selections for the success they had during the regular season," said Head Coach Al Corbeil. 

"Hopefully they can continue to carry that success into the postseason as we move forward to the state tournament."

Feb 17
Baseball 2:00 PM
at Seminole State College of Florida
Sanford, FL
Feb 18
Baseball 5:00 PM
vs. St. Johns River State College
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 19
Baseball 6:00 PM
vs. Seminole State College of Florida
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 21
Baseball 3:00 PM
at Santa Fe College
Gainesville, FL
Feb 22
Baseball 1:00 PM
at Pasco-Hernando State College
New Port Richey, FL
Feb 24
Baseball 5:00 PM
vs. Santa Fe College
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 26
Baseball 3:00 PM
at Lake-Sumter State College
Leesburg, FL

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