Two Tworeks toss shutout

Justin Tworek and Chad Tworek smile after pitching the Eagles to a 3-0 shutout. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Justin Tworek and Chad Tworek smile after pitching the Eagles to a 3-0 shutout. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Chad Tworek started and Justin Tworek finished, as the brothers pitched Polk State to a 3-0 shutout against South Florida State College tonight at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven. 

Chad Tworek (2-0) worked the first seven innings, holding the Panthers to five hits while walking one and striking out seven. 

Justin Tworek held South Florida hitless in the final two innings to earn his second save. 

The Panthers had scoring opportunities but left seven runners on base in seven innings. 

With the win, the Eagles clinched a spot in the state tournament. 

Polk State scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning. Cole Warken lined a single to right field and scored on Joe Strzelecki's double to right. He moved to third on a sacrifice by Yeison Gomez and scored on an error. 

The Eagles got on the scoreboard once more in the bottom of the eighth when Skylar Frey singled, moved to third on a wild pickoff throw to first base, and scored on Brandon Gali's single on a 3-2 pitch. 

Gali went 2-for-4 with an RBI. 

Strzelecki had an RBI and a run scored along with his double. 

Cole Warken singled, walked, and scored. 

Frey had a single, a run, and an RBI. 

Gomez and Isaiah Cullum each singled. 

The Eagles (34-13, 19-7, No. 3 FCSAA) face South Florida once more this season on Friday at 6 p.m. in Avon Park.

 
Sep 24
Baseball 12:00 PM
vs. Palm Beach State College
@ Lake Myrtle Sports Complex
Auburndale, Fla.
Sep 24
Baseball 3:00 PM
vs. Eastern Florida State College
@ Lake Myrtle Sports Complex
Auburndale, Fla.
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.
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