Eagles and Hawks split doubleheader

Shelisa Oliver rounds first and heads for second before scoring the only run in Polk State's 1-0 win tonight. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Shelisa Oliver rounds first and heads for second before scoring the only run in Polk State's 1-0 win tonight. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State scored just two runs tonight but came away with a split in a doubleheader against Hillsborough Community College. 

In game one, with one out in the fifth inning of a scoreless game, Shelisa Oliver doubled, moved to third on a ground out by Harlee Rimes, and scored on Erica Morrissey's RBI single. 

That was the only run pitcher Lauren West needed as the Eagles won 1-0. 

West scattered four hits in seven innings while walking none and striking out eight to improve her record to 11-6. 

The Eagles had chances to score earlier in the game but left three runners on base in the second inning and stranded two in the fourth. 

Taylor Baker went two-for-three. Kacie Booth doubled in two at-bats, and Amber Butler went one-for-two. 

In the second game, the Eagles scored one run, but it wasn't enough as the Hawks won 4-1. 

West (11-7) started again and pitched another complete game. She gave up four runs on nine hits while striking out six. 

Hillsborough scored a run in the third, two in the fifth, and one in the sixth. 

The Eagles scored their run in the sixth when Morrissey led off the inning with a single, moved to second on Baker's single, and scored on Butler's RBI single.  

Kassidy Kennard had a two-for-three game. Oliver, Morrissey, Baker, Butler, and Taylor Fike each had one hit. 

The Eagles (21-15, 5-3, No. 8 FCSAA) play St. Petersburg College on March 26 in Winter Haven at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Jan 27
Softball TBA
at TBA
Leadoff Classic Clearwater, FL
Jan 28
Softball TBA
at TBA
Leadoff Classic Clearwater, FLl
Feb 02
Softball 2:00 PM
at Lake-Sumter State College
Leesburg, FL
Feb 02
Softball 4:00 PM
at Lake-Sumter State College
Leesburg, FL
Feb 06
Softball 4:00 PM
Seminole State College of Florida
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 06
Softball 6:00 PM
Seminole State College of Florida
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 09
Softball 1:00 PM
at Seminole State College of Florida
Sanford, FL

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