Zach Schneider came in from the bullpen in the top of the ninth, faced one batter, and got a game-ending double play as Polk State beat Lake-Sumter State College 5-4 tonight at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.
The Eagles had a 5-1 lead going into the inning, but the Lakehawks rallied for three runs on two walks, an error, and two singles. They had runners on first and second when Schneider got the save on the double play.
Starting pitcher Jordan Spicer held Lake-Sumter to one run on five hits. In seven innings he walked none and struck out nine, earning his second win of the season.
Shameko Smith took over in the eighth and struck out the side.
The Lakehawks took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI single.
The Eagles made it 5-1 in the fifth when Raudy Martinez and Frey hit back-to-back doubles.
The Lakehawks threatened in the seventh when they put runners on first and second with no outs before hitting into a triple play.
The Eagles collected 10 hits as they broke a two-game losing streak.
Frey went 2-for-4, raising his batting average to .405.
Warken singled twice and drove in a run.
Scott went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.
Biermann had two singles and a run scored.
Martinez went 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs.
The Eagles (14-5, No. 2 FCSAA, No. 11 NJCAA) play Webber International JV at 5 p.m. Friday at Bing Tyus Yard in Winter Haven.