Falcons split with ASA in Non-Conference Doubleheader

Summarell doubles to right center!
Summarell doubles to right center!

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 ten 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.

In game one, ASA dominated the contest scoring nine runs before Lackawanna put their initial run on the scoreboard in the fourth inning.

At the plate, the Falcons were held to four hits, with Wady Tactuk contributing the only extra base hit, a RBI double in the third. The remaining three hits were singles provided by Colin Weinert, Ryan Cole and Kelani Luke.

Barry Sanders suffered the loss giving him a season win/loss record of 1-1.

In game two, Lackawanna took an early 7-0 lead through the first three innings of the game. However, the Avengers bounced back and by the conclusion of the top of the sixth held a 10-7 lead. For the second day in succession, the Falcons again showed their never give up attitude. Today they scored ten runs in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI double by Kelani Luke, an RBI Single and two run double by Ryan Cole, a two run single by Chris Skermo and RBI base on balls issued to Wady Tactuk, Zac Granger, Luke and Colin Weinert. The Avengers did score two in the seventh but they could not overcome the Falcons' ten run rally as the Lackawanna held on for a 17-12 win.

Lackawanna totaled fifteen hits in the nightcap with seven of those hits going for extra base hits and ten contributed by four players in multi hit contests. Lackawanna's must productive batters were Ryan Cole and Kelani Luke. In four at bats, Cole singled, doubled twice, tripled, scored twice and drove in five. Luke provided two singles, two doubles, four runs scored and three RBIs in his four plate appearances. The other two hit games were recorded by Zac Granger and DJ Berry-Staszak. Granger scored twice and drove in two more on two singles in four visits to the plate, while Berry-Staszak scored three times on a single and double in his four official visits to the dish. The Falcons remaining extra base hit was a two run double by Thylar Summarell in the first.

Kelani Luke was credited with the win. Luke's win/loss record is now 2-1 with one save.

The Falcons take the diamond again on Tuesday when they travel to Loch Sheldrake, New York, to play in a single nine inning game. Game time for that contest is 4:00 PM.