Groton, CT – On Sunday afternoon, Lackawanna College fell twice in its road doubleheader with the University of Connecticut – Avery Point. The Falcons lost the opener 1-0 and then fell in the night cap 6-5.
The first game was a true pitchers battle as Anthony Hunter held Avery Point to two hits while Lackawanna's offense was held to one hit, a double by Eric Grabowski in the fourth inning. Regrettably for Hunter, one of the two hits came in the first inning after Avery Point loaded the bases on two walks and a HBP. That single plated the only run of the game. Hunter hurled shutout ball for the remaining five innings. His final numbers were six innings pitched, a run yielded on two hits four walks and a hit batsman. He struck out six.
In the night cap, Lackawanna took an early 4-0 lead, scoring a solo run in the third inning and three more in the fourth. Unfortunately, for the Falcons, Avery Points' bats came alive in the fifth and scored all six of their runs on a double and four singles. The Falcons tried to rally in the seventh but fell short, as they were limited to one run in the final frame.
Eric Grabowski was the Falcons' offensive star as he went three for three with two singles, a double, a run scored and two runs driven in. Joe Spitaleri was the only other hitter to have a multi-hit game. He had two singles in three at bats. Ian Conwell contributed two RBIs with his fourth inning single.
Grabowski was the losing pitcher as he gave up six runs on nine hits in his four and two-third innings of work. Warren Drake finished the game in relief without relinquishing neither a run nor hit.