Lackawanna Sweeps Morris

Randolph NJ – The Lackawanna College baseball team used two more superb pitching performances, to sweep a Region XIX twin-bill from County College of Morris. The Falcons won the first game by a 5-0 tally and claimed the night-cap by a 7-2 margin.

In the opener of today's twin-bill, The Falcons took an early lead in the second inning when Michael Villa reached base on walk and scored later in the inning on a Morris error. Lackawanna built on that lead in the third when Joe Spitaleri scored on an Arbely Soto single, and added two more scores in the fourth on Bernardo Brito's two run home run. The Lackawanna nine ended their scoring in the seventh, when Spritaleri walked scored again on another Morris error.

Anthony Hunter was the highlight performer in the first game, as he hurled a seven inning complete game shutout. Hunter relinquished only four hits while striking out eight. With the win, Hunter evened out his win/loss record at 2-2.

The top hitting performances where generated by Eric Grabowski, who singled and doubled in three at bats, and Brito, with his two run homer in the fourth. Both Brito and Soto had multi RBI days, each with two.

In the second contest, the Falcons scored in the first inning when Spitaleri reached base on an error and scored later in the inning on Soto's sacrifice fly. Lackawanna scored again in the second when Sjaghbar Martis  led off with a single and scored later in the inning on Brito's base hit. Spitaleri scored again in the third, after leading off the inning with a base hit and then scoring on Kenneth Guichardo's sacrifice fly. Morris cut into that three run lead when it scored an unearned run in the bottom of the third. However, the Falcons bounced back in the fifth when Lackawanna hitters batted through the order and tallied four additional runs. CCM scored their final run in sixth.

Like Hunter in the opener, Grabowski was extremely impressive in the night-cap. He completed six innings giving up two runs, only one of which was earned, on six hits while striking out six. Kyle Miller completed the final inning retiring all Morris hitters he faced while striking out two. Grawboski's win was his second of the season without a loss.

The Lackawanna batters came to life in the second game as they totaled thirteen hits, ten of which were generated by five Falcon hitters. Soto and Martis led that group, as each singled and doubled; Soto had his hits in two at bats while Martis in four plate appearances. The others having multi-hits days with two singles each were Spitaleri, Brito and Villa. Soto contributed two more RBIs in game two, giving him four for the day,