Raider Softball Sweeps Polk
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Raider Softball Sweeps Polk
Courtesy: Magic Memories
February 7, 2018
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WINTER HAVEN, Florida - Seminole State (7-2) swept Polk State College (0-8) in a doubleheader on Tuesday. SSC had 17 hits in the 2 games, including 4 doubles and 2 homeruns.  

Game 1   SSC 5   PSC 0

Kyra Gipson (3-1) pitched a complete game shutout in the 5-0 win. She scattered 6 hits and struck out 5. The Raiders struck early, scoring their 5 runs by the 3rd inning.  Chelsea Peace, Kelsi Smith and Haley Hinz, each drove in a run in the first inning.  In the top of the 3rd, Breanna LaClair hit a one out double down the leftfield line, and after a single by Gipson Kasey Trickey knocked in both runners with a single to leftcenter, making the score 5-0. Gipson and the defense were solid the rest of the game as the Eagles only got 2 runners in scoring positon.

Game 2   SSC 13   PSC 2

Game two was quickly decided in the first two innings as they Raiders scored 10 runs to jump out to a 10-0 lead.  3 more runs were added in the top of the 4th and the game was called after 5 innings with the 8 run mercy rule in effect.  Kiana East (2-1) picked up the win in the circle, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits.  The Eagles scored their only runs in the bottom of the 4th, after 2 lead-off singles were followed by 2 infield errors, allowing the runs to score.

The Raiders pounded out 10 hits, highlighted by Aimee Oglesby’s grandslam in the 2nd inning.  Oglesby drove in 5 of the teams runs in the game.  Payton Germer also went long for the Raiders, as she hit a 2 run homer in the top of the 4th.  Oglesby and Chelsea Peace each had 2 hits, while 6 other players added a hit.  

The Eagles will return the game for a visit on Friday for SSC's home opener at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The Raiders will host HIllsborough (6-4) Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.


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  • The 2017 team finished 53-11 and Champions of the Mid-Florida Conference
  • Coach Courtney Miller will begin the Spring campaign 33 wins short of 1,000
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