Lackawanna splits Doubleheader with Suffolk

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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.

In the opener, scored two runs in the third inning on an RBI double by Jahmoi Percival and fielder's choice RBI by DJ Berry-Staszak. It was all the runs the Falcons needed as Joey Baran and Elijah Baez combined to shutout Suffolk on four hits over seven innings.

Baran earned the win with a four-inning effort where he held the Sharks scoreless on two hits, while striking out four. Baez was credited with a save, by pitching the last three, relinquishing no runs and only two hits. He struck out two.

Falcon batters were held to only four hits, the double by Percival and a single each by Chris Skermo, Aaron Yurko and Zac Granger.

In game two, Suffolk scored two runs in the first two innings and held that lead for the rest of the game, to beat the Falcons 6-1.

Lackawanna was held to five hits in the nightcap, all of which were singles. Those contributing a one base hit each were DJ Berry-Staszak, Thylar Summarell, Ryan Cole, Wady Tactuk and Marco Morales.

Steve Boscia suffered the loss, his second of the season.

Lackawanna will travel to Messiah College tomorrow to play their Junior Varsity team. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday but moved to tomorrow because of predicted inclement weather. Game time for that single game is scheduled for 3:00 PM.