Lackawanna College’s Region XIX Winning Streak Ended

Scranton, PA – The Lackawanna College baseball team saw their Region XIX winning streak come to and as they split a home doubleheader with Del Tech Owens on Sunday afternoon. In the opener the Falcons outlast Del Tech 4-3; while in the night cap they saw a 5-0 lead vanish in the seventh to lose 6-5.

In the opener, Lackawanna scored first in the second inning on a two run home run by Francisco Zayas  and added an unearned run in the third to take a 3-0 lead into the fifth. Del Tech scored their first run of the game in that inning with a two out home run that not only broke up Anthony Hunter's shutout but also a perfect game. The Falcons answered with their own run in the fifth on a Arbely Soto solo homer. Del Tech made an unsuccessful run at the Lackawanna nine in the seventh when they score two runs before they were shut down by Hunter.

The Falcons only had three hits in the opener with Soto having two of them, a single in the first and his homer in the fifth. Zayas's two run homer in the second was the only other hit.

Winning his third contest of the year, Hunter hurled a complete seven inning game, relinquishing three runs on five hits. He struck out seven.

In the night cap, Lackawanna scored in the first inning on a two RBI Nick Hogan single and three more in the fifth, one on a Sjaghbar Martis double and two on Del Tech errors. Unfortunately for the Falcons, Del Tech scored six in the seventh, four of which were unearned, to break Eric Grawboski's shutout and stop Lackawanna's conference winning streak at seven.

Lackawanna's leading hitter was Joe Spitaleri with three hits in four at bats, two singles and a double. Two other Falcons had two base hits, both in the three run fifth, Soto and Martis.

Grabowski suffered the loss despite pitching six innings of no hit and shutout ball. Even in the seventh when he gave up the six runs, four came after what should have been the final out. He yielded three hits and struck out eight.