Polk State came up a run short tonight, losing 2-1 to Santa Fe College (No. 2 FCSAA) at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.
The Saints took a 1-0 lead in the third inning, scoring an unearned run on an error and back-to-back singles.
They added another unearned run in the eighth on a single, a sacrifice bunt, and an error.
Starting pitcher Danny Madden worked five innings, allowing a run on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
Jared Freilich tossed a scoreless inning, allowing no hits while striking out two.
Billy McKay pitched the final three innings. He gave up a run on two hits, walking one and striking out four.
Sinkfield went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
Miles Simington singled twice in four at-bats.
Sam Koruschak had a double and a walk.
The Eagles (6-9) face Webber International at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.