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. 

Sep 24
Softball 9:00 AM
FL Gold Webb
Polk State Tournament Winter Haven, Fla.
Sep 24
Softball 1:00 PM
FSA Maggard
Polk State Tournament Winter Haven, Fla.
Sep 30
Softball TBA
TBA
Polk State Tournament Winter Haven, Fla.
Oct 01
Softball TBA
TBA
Polk State Tournament Winter Haven, Fla.
Oct 07
Softball TBA
18U Mustangs
Winter Haven, Fla.
Oct 10
Softball TBA
at Florida Southern College
Lake Bonny Park, Lakeland, Fla.
Oct 14
Softball TBA
at St. Leo University
St. Leo, Fla.

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