Myrtle Beach, SC – For the first time this season, the Lackawanna College Baseball team raised their win / loss record above the .500 level, as they beat Triton College and Garrett College by respective scores of 5-4 and 4-3. With the wins the Falcons now have a season record of 7 wins and 5 losses.
In the first game against Triton, the Falcons took the win in the bottom of the seventh, when Joe Spitaleri singled to lead off the inning, advanced to third on a hit by pitch and a walk, and scored on a single by Nick Hogan.
The Falcons' top performer Joe Spitaleri, singled and doubled in his three at bats and scored two of Lackawanna's five runs. Robert Dodd also had a multi-hit game singling twice in three at bats while also driving in a run. Jason Barton contributed to the win by driving in two runs with one base hit.
Joe Kaspar started for Lackawanna going five innings, giving up four runs on four hits, only three which were earned, while striking out six. He was replaced by Luis Lopez, who pitched the final two innings without giving up a hit or run while striking out two. Lopez became the pitcher of record when Lackawanna scored the winning run in the bottom of the final frame.
From that initial run, the Falcons never relinquished the lead as they scored two more in the second and another in the fifth, while Anthony Hernandez and Zabdiel Parra combined to hold Garrett to three runs. Hernandez claimed the win by pitching five and one third innings yielding three runs on six hits while striking out nine. Only one of the runs Hernandez relinquished was earned. Parrilla finished the final inning and two third giving up no runs on two hits while recording three K's. Parrilla was credited with a save.
Eric Grabowski turned in another impressive performance with a three for four day, one of which was a triple, while scoring a run. Also contributing to the Lackawanna cause were Arbely Soto with three singles and an RBI; Ian Cromwell with three base hits, a run scored and a run driven in; and, Spitaleri, who had two hits in two at bats while driving in the first run in the first and scoring Lackawanna's final run in the fifth.