Eagles baseball players receive Suncoast Conference honors

Zach Biermann, Zach Diewert, Ken Spivy, Cody Burgess, Justin Tworek, Jonathan Bermudez, and Isaiah Cullum earned 2016 Suncoast Conference honors. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Zach Biermann, Zach Diewert, Ken Spivy, Cody Burgess, Justin Tworek, Jonathan Bermudez, and Isaiah Cullum earned 2016 Suncoast Conference honors. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Seven Polk State baseball players have earned 2016 Suncoast Conference honors. 

Named to the First Team All-Conference were Cody Burgess, Isaiah Cullum, and Zak Spivy

Second Team All-Conference includes Jonathan Bermudez, Zach Biermann Zach Diewert, and Justin Tworek

In addition, Spivy was named Pitcher of the Year, and Tworek was Fireman of the Year. 

"We play in a very tough conference with a lot of really good players," said Head Coach Al Corbeil. "Our guys battled through a lot of injuries and adversity this season as a club. Some of these guys made some really big adjustments, and It's rewarding to see them get recognized with these honors." 

Burgess, a sophomore second baseman from Winter Garden, Fla., set a school record with 45 stolen bases, best this season in the FCSAA Region 8 and second in NJCAA D1. He also hit .349 with 35 RBI. 

Cullum, a freshman catcher from Bushnell, Fla., had a .289 batting average with seven home runs and 40 RBI. 

A sophomore from Naples, Fla., Spivy had a 6-2 record with a .341 ERA. In 68 innings he recorded 53 strikeouts. 

Bermudez had a 4-1 record with a 4.00 ERA. In 45 innings, the sophomore from Cosmo, Puerto Rico, allowed only eight walks while striking out 45 batters. 

Biermann, a freshman from West Bend, Wis., hit .294. The first baseman led the Eagles in home runs with 10 and had a .523 slugging percentage. 

Diewert hit .324 and stole 20 bases. The freshman outfielder from Chamainus, British Columbia, also had seven home runs, 31 RBI, and a .508 slugging percentage. 

Tworek, a freshman from Lake Worth, Fla., had a 6-1 record with two saves. In 31 innings, the righthander posted a 1.99 ERA with 29 strikeouts. 

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