2017-2018 Baseball News

  • Falcons split with ASA in Non-Conference Doubleheader
    April 22, 2018
    Scranton, PA –For the second consecutive day, the Lackawanna College Baseball team rallied late in the game to claim a victory in the second game of Sunday’s twin-bill. The Falcons scored eleven runs in the sixth to claim the 17-12 win over ASA College and a split of their non-conference doubleheader. The Avengers took the first game of the day by a score of 13-4.
  • Falcons rally for eleven runs to sweep Mercer and take First Place in Region DII Standings
    April 21, 2018
    Scranton, PA - The Lackawanna College Baseball team erased Mercer County Community College’s 12-2 lead in the second game of Saturday’s Region XIX Division II doubleheader, by scoring six runs in the fifth and five runs in the sixth to claim a 13-12 win and a sweep of the conference twin-bill. Earlier in the day, the Falcons won game one by a 9-5 score. With the duo wins, Lackawanna moved past Mercer into first place in the Region’s DII standings. The Falcons now have an 8-2 conference win/loss record and are two games ahead of Morris in the win column and three games ahead of Mercer.
  • Lackawanna falls Twice to HCC
    April 15, 2018
    Moosic, PA – Sunday afternoon, the Lackawanna College Baseball team dropped both games of its non-conference doubleheader to Harford Community College. The Falcons were shutout in game one by a 15-0 score before being outscored 9-3 in the nightcap.
  • Lackawanna Sweeps Key Region XIX Twin Bill
    April 14, 2018
    Georgetown, DE – Saturday afternoon, the Lackawanna College Baseball team swept its Region XIX Division II doubleheader against Delaware Technical Community College. With the double win, the Falcons clinched a berth in the 2018 Region XIX Division II Baseball Tournament. Their remaining games against Mercer County Community College (April 21) and Rowan College at Burlington County (April 28) will determine their seed in that tourney. In today’s sweep Lackawanna beat Del Tech 6-4 in extra innings in game one and by a 12-6 score in the nightcap.
  • Three Falcon Baseball Players to Attend NCAA Colleges
    April 12, 2018
    Coach Bruce Thompson announced that three of the team’s sophomores signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, April 11th on National Signing Day. These three young men will join the eight other Falcon baseball players who signed in November to play at NCAA Four-year schools.
  • Lackawanna falls to Sullivan at Home
    April 11, 2018
    Scranton, PA – Wednesday afternoon, the Lackawanna College Baseball team finally got a chance to play a home game on their Jadwin Street ballpark in Scranton. Unfortunately for the Falcons, they were outscored by SUNY – Sullivan 11-9.
  • Lackawanna wins Non-Conference Contest
    April 08, 2018
    Schnecksville, PA – Sunday afternoon the Lackawanna College Baseball team improved their win/loss record to 15-10 with a win over Lehigh-Carbon Community College. Lackawanna outscored the Cougars 8-6 in this nine-inning contest.
  • Lackawanna splits with Sussex
    April 06, 2018
    Chester, NY – Friday afternoon, the Lackawanna College Baseball team split its Region XIX Division II doubleheader with Sussex County Community College. The Falcons claimed the opener winning by a 11-1 score before falling to the Skylanders 9-7 in the nightcap.
  • Falcons Sweep Conference Doubleheader
    April 05, 2018
    Flemington, NJ. – Thursday afternoon, the Lackawanna College Baseball team once again had to leave their home in Northeast Pennsylvania to find an all turf field on which they could play a home game. Today it was Diamond Nation in Flemington, New Jersey. The trip proved successful as Lackawanna swept Valley Forge Military College by scores of 16-5 and 14-4.
  • Falcons Split in Conference Opener
    March 31, 2018
    Endwell, NY – Saturday afternoon, the Lackawanna College Baseball team started its Region XIX Division II play by splitting its twin-bill with County College of Morris. The Falcons lost the first game 5-4 and bounced back in the nightcap to win 13-7.
  • Lackawanna beats Duchess Community College under the Lights
    March 30, 2018
    Poughkeepsie, NY: Playing in its first night game since returning from their trip to the Ripken Experience, the Lackawanna College Baseball team beat Duchess Community College 8-3.
  • Lackawanna Baseball to play Third Straight Home Game on Road
    March 29, 2018
    Scranton, PA – The site of the Region XIX Division II doubleheader between Lackawanna College and County College of Morris has been changed. Originally scheduled for Lackawanna’s home field in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the twin bill will now be played at Maine-Endwell High School in Endwell, New York.
  • Lackawanna Baseball wins again on Road
    March 29, 2018
    Middletown, NY: Thursday, the Lackawanna College Baseball road warriors traveled to Middletown, New York to take on the Colts of Orange County Community College, in a single nine-inning game. For the sixth time in the seven games they played on the opposing or neutral fields, the Falcons claimed a victory. This time by a 9-6 score over OCCC. The irony of those seven road contests is that four were needed to play home games, as the Falcons traveled to Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, New York and Berwick High School, Berwick, Pennsylvania in order use their turf fields when the weather prohibited them from using their grass field.
  • Lackawanna Nine Sweep Doubleheader
    March 25, 2018
    Berwick, PA – With their field still covered in snow, the Lackawanna College Baseball team was again forced to play a home doubleheader on the road. This time the Falcons hosted Rockland Community College at the Berwick Area high school baseball field. As it turned out, it was a successful trip as Lackawanna swept both games by score of 13-1 and 10-0.
  • Lackawanna outscores Messiah JV to Claim Win
    March 19, 2018
    Mechanicsburg, PA – Monday afternoon, the Lackawanna College Baseball team beat both the snow and the Messiah College Junior Varsity in a game that was moved up a day to avoid the next Northeaster predicted to affect Pennsylvania. In the ball game, the Falcons outscored Messiah 10-4.
  • Lackawanna splits Doubleheader with Suffolk
    March 18, 2018
    Baseball Heaven, Yaphank N.Y – For the first time since their spring trip, the Lackawanna College Baseball team finally got the opportunity to play a baseball game north of the Mason Dixon Line. The Falcons played Suffolk Community College in a doubleheader that was originally scheduled for their home park in North Scranton. However due to field conditions, it was moved to Baseball Heaven, an all field turf complex in Yaphank, New York. The Falcons split with Suffolk, shutting out the Sharks 2-0 in the opener, before losing 6-1 in the nightcap.
  • Falcons fall to Carl Sandburg in Spring Trip Final
    March 10, 2018
    Myrtle Beach, SC- The Lackawanna College Men’s Baseball team ended their 2018 spring trip to the Ripkin Experience with a 17-9 loss to Carl Sandburg College.
  • Falcons fall to Danville Area in Friday Morning Contest
    March 09, 2018
    Myrtle Beach, SC – Friday morning the Lackawanna College Men’s Baseball team fell to Danville Area Community College by a 10-5 score. Despite the loss, the Falcons were not shy at the plate as they collected 10 hits, six of which went for extra-bases.
  • Falcon Nine Split Thursday Contests
    March 08, 2018
    Myrtle Beach, SC – Thursday, the Lackawanna College Baseball team split the two games they played at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, SC. In the first game, the Falcons lost 4-3 in a heart breaker to Penn State – Allegheny, when PSU rallied to score two runs in the bottom of the seventh. In the night cap, the Falcons rebounded to shutout College of DuPage by a 18-0 score.
  • Falcons split in Tuesday Play
    March 06, 2018
    Myrtle Beach, SC – The Lackawanna College Baseball team split the two games played on Tuesday. They lost the first game by a 9-4 score to Kanakee Community College before rebounding in their night game to take a 11-3 win over Henry Ford Community College.
  • Lackawanna Nine Drop Two
    March 05, 2018
    Myrtle Beach, SC – Monday afternoon, the Lackawanna College lost twice in both contests that it played at the Ripken Experience. In its first game of the day, Lackawanna fell to Danville Area Community College by a 6-3 score. In the night cap, they lost to Kanakee Community College 4-3.
  • Lackawanna splits Twin Bill with Olney
    March 04, 2018
    Myrtle Beach, SC – Sunday afternoon, the Lackawanna College Baseball team opened their spring trip to the Ripken Experience with double header split with Olney Central College. In the opener, the Falcons fell by a score of 6-5, before winning 6-5 on a walk off single by CJ Lopez in the night cap.
  • Falcons take Opener with 6-2 Win
    February 27, 2018
    Flemington NJ – Tuesday afternoon, the Lackawanna College Baseball team opened its 2018 regular season at Diamond Nation in Flemington, New Jersey with a 6-2 win over Camden Community College. Lackawanna was led by Kelani Luke and Thylar Summarell. Luke singled, homered and drove in two runs in three at bats, while Summerall singled doubled and drove in three runs in four at bats.
  • Falcon Baseball Players Read to John Adams Elementary Students
    February 16, 2018
    Scranton, PA - On Thursday, February 1, the Lackawanna College Baseball Team traveled less than a mile to John Adams Elementary School to read to students in grades Kindergarten – 4th grade. Falcon baseball players introduced themselves, read books to different classes and answered questions.
  • Lackawanna College Baseball - 2018 Preview
    February 14, 2018
    The Falcon baseball team will kick off its 2018 season at Guilford Technical Community College on Sunday, February 18th.  The Falcons are coming off a 2017 season where they were ranked as high as 13th in the country; recorded a 35-17 overall record; and, finished runner-up in the Region XIX tournament. The Falcons graduated 13 sophomores, all who went on to play at four-year universities, except for Jared Solomon. Solomon was selected in the 11th round of the MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds organization and subsequently signed a professional contract soon thereafter.
  • Lackawanna Baseball Announces 2018 Schedule
    December 04, 2017
    The Lackawanna College Baseball team, through its third year Head Coach, Bruce Thompson, has released its 2018 schedule. The Falcons look to improve on last season’s 35-17 record and Region XIX Runner up finish in the Region’s Division II Baseball Tournament.
  • Eight Falcon Baseball Players Commit to NCAA Colleges
    November 14, 2017
    Scranton, PA: Lackawanna College and its Baseball Head Coach, Bruce Thompson, announced that eight of the team’s sophomores signed their National Letters of Intent during the NCAA early signing period. The eight have committed to attend either a NCAA Division I or Division II institution for the 2017-18 academic year. The core of that group performed as freshmen on last season’s squad that recorded an impressive 35-17 record and finished runner-up in Region 19.
  • Falcon Duo selected to play for US Virgin Island National Team
    October 29, 2017
    Sophomore third basemen Jahmoi Percival and sophomore infielder/pitcher Kelani Luke have been selected as members of the US Virgin Island’s National Team. They are presently playing with that team in a qualifying tournament in the Dominican Republic, which started on Thursday, October 26th and will conclude on Monday, October 30th. The tournament serves as a qualifier to determine the countries that will be moving onto the Caribbean and Central America games being held in August of 2018 in Barranquilla Columbia.
  • Vince Rebar is the newest member of the Lackawanna College coaching staff
    October 17, 2017
    Vince Rebar is the newest member of the Lackawanna College coaching staff, joining the staff for the start of the 2017-2018 academic year. Vince Rebar is a 2012 graduate of Holy Cross HS in Dunmore, PA coached by Sandy Menichetti. He began his collegiate baseball career at Division II Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. The following year, he returned to PA to play four years at Marywood University. Each of his first three years, Vince was selected All CSAC infielder and led the team in several categories, including batting average and hits. In 2015 and 2016, he was named team MVP.  
  • John Mendola interviews Coach Thompson regarding Falcon Baseball Program
    September 19, 2017
    Recently, Lackawanna College Baseball Head Coach Bruce Thompson had the opportunity to sit down for an interview on the John Mendola Show. Coach Thompson, who will be entering his third year as Head Coach of the Falcon Baseball program, discussed his intense fall baseball schedule; his top players and the outlook for the 2017-2018 season.  Everyone is welcome to come out and support the team as they play host to Lehigh Carbon Community College on Saturday, September 23rd for a noon double header at Lackawanna Field and East Stroudsburg University on Sunday, on September 24th for a noon doubleheader.
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