Eagles sink Buccaneers 12-2

Skylar Frey runs to first base against Florida Southwestern. He singled, doubled, walked, scored a run, and drove in four runs in a 12-2 victory. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Skylar Frey runs to first base against Florida Southwestern. He singled, doubled, walked, scored a run, and drove in four runs in a 12-2 victory. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State had 10 hits today in a 12-2 seven-inning win over the Florida Southwestern Buccaneers. 

The Eagles have won four in a row.

Starting pitcher Justin Tworek (3-2) earned the win. In six innings, he allowed two runs on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts.

Chavez Fernander worked the final inning, striking out two and holding the Buccaneers hitless.

Florida Southwestern took a 1-0 lead in the third on a hit batter, a sacrifice, and a single.

The Eagles put eight runs on the board in the fourth inning.

Cole Warken drove in a pair of runs with a single. Two more runs came home on singles by Zach Biermann and Marquis Orozco. Another run scored when Raudy Martinez was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Skylar Frey then cleared the bases with a double to left, scoring three runs.

An inning later, Polk State added a pair of runs on Martinez's bases-loaded sacrifice fly and Frey's single.

The Bucs made it 11-2 in the sixth when a run scored from third on a double play.

The Eagles increased their lead to 12-2 in the bottom of the inning. Pinch-hitter Tyler DeClercq belted the first pitch he saw to center for a double, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on Isaiah Cullum's sacrifice fly.

Frey went 2-for-3 with four RBI, a run, a walk, and two stolen bases.

Martinez scored twice and drove in a pair of runs.

Cullum went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and two runs.

Orozco walked, stole a base, doubled, and drove in a run.

Biermann (2-for-2) had a double, a walk, an RBI, and two runs.

Cole Warken singled, scored a run, and drove in two runs.

Diewert had a single, a run, a walk, and a stolen base.

Jonah Garrison singled and scored a run.

The Eagles (34-10, 18-5, No. 2 FCSAA, No. 8 NJCAA) face Florida Southwestern again Monday at 6 p.m. in Fort Myers.

 
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