Limoncelli’s blast sinks Manatees

Nico Limoncelli’s home run on the first pitch of the 11th inning gave the Eagles a 9-8 win over State College of Florida. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Nico Limoncelli’s home run on the first pitch of the 11th inning gave the Eagles a 9-8 win over State College of Florida. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Nico Limoncelli drilled the first pitch of the 11thinning over the fence for a walkoff home run, giving the Eagles a 9-8 winover the State College of Florida Manatees tonight at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.

Limoncelli's blast was the fifth homer of the night for the Eagles, and seven of their 11 hits went for extra bases.

The Eagles trailed 8-7 in the bottom of the ninth when, with two out, Brady Gulakowski homered on a 1-2 pitch to tie the game. 

Gulakowski hit two homers, while Sam Koruschak and Tor Sehnert each had one.

Gulakowski also walked twice and scored three runs.

Sehnert had a 3-for-5 game with two runs and three RBI.

James Boldin and Jaisen Randolph each had a double.

Trent Sinkfield singled twice, scored once, and drove in a run. 

Billy McKay (3-5) earned the win. In the final four innings he allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk whiles striking out three.

Jake Curry started and Tate Dearing, Carter Slentz, and Timothy Watkins also worked in relief.

The Eagles (21-21, 8-11) play State College of Florida (28-14, 12-7, No. 5 FCSAA) again tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Bradenton.

 

 

Oct 23
Baseball 3:00 PM
at Seminole State College of Florida
Sanford, FL
Oct 30
Baseball 4:00 PM
vs. Seminole State College of Florida
Winter Haven, FL
Nov 01
Baseball TBA
at Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA
Mar 02
Baseball 6:00 PM
at Florida Southwestern State College
Fort Myers, Fla.
Mar 04
Baseball 6:00 PM
vs. Florida Southwestern State College
Winter Haven, Fla.
Mar 06
Baseball 3:00 PM
at Florida Southwestern State College
Fort Myers, Fla.
Apr 04
Baseball 1:00 PM
vs. Florida Southwestern State College
Winter Haven, Fla.
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