Eagles blank Bucs 8-0

Zach Scott swings at a pitch against Florida Southwestern. He had 5 RBI in an 8-0 victory.  (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Zach Scott swings at a pitch against Florida Southwestern. He had 5 RBI in an 8-0 victory. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State won its second straight game tonight, shutting out Florida Southwestern 8-0 at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven. 

The Eagles got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning when Danny Berg drew a one-out walk, took second on a wild pitch, and scored on Zach Scott's single. 

The Buccaneers put runners at second and third with one out in the fourth inning, but Chavez Fernander struck out the next two hitters to retire the side. 

In the fifth inning the Eagles put a pair of runs on the board. 

Cody Oerther led off with a double and scored on a two-out double by Scott, who scored on a single by Miles Simington

The Eagles broke the game open with five runs in the sixth. 

With two out, Evan Johnson's pinch-hit single scored Sam Koruschak. Walks to Danny Berg and Nico Limoncelli loaded the bases. After a Florida Southwestern pitching change, Scott greeted the reliever with a bases-clearing triple, putting Polk State ahead 8-0. 

Fernander earned the win , improving to 7-2. In six innings he gave up six hits while walking one and striking out six. 

Jared Freilich, Danny Madden, and Bryce Van Horn each tossed a scoreless inning in relief. 

Scott finished with five RBI, a run, two singles, and a triple. 

Oerther went 2-gor-4 with a walk, a double, and two runs. 

Berg walked twice, scored twice, and drove in a run. 

Simington had a single and an RBI. 

Trent Sinkfield singled and walked.

Alec Barger had a walk and a run. 

The Eagles (16-17, 5-8) play Florida Southwestern again Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Fort Myers.  

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