Falcons’ Season comes to an End in Region XIX Championship Round

Berry-Staszik slams five doubles in Region XIX DII Tournament.
Berry-Staszik slams five doubles in Region XIX DII Tournament.

West Windsor, NJ – Saturday afternoon, the Lackawanna College Baseball team saw their season come to an end in the championship round of the Region XIX Division II Baseball Tournament; falling to Mercer County Community College 11-6. Lackawanna advanced to that round by beating Sussex County Community College 14-1 earlier in the day.

Lackawanna coasted to the win in the first game of day, as they scored 13 runs over the first three innings, while Jake Rajsigl held the Skylanders to a single run on five hits.

The Falcon hitters combined for 14 base hits with three batters contributing nine of those hits. Jahmoi led that trio with a single and three triples in four at bats. He scored four runs and drove in two more. Next came Zac Granger who had three RBIs and a run scored on three singles in four plate appearances. Finally, DJ Berry-Staszik had a perfect two for two game with two doubles four RBIs and three runs scored.

Rajsigl earned the win, his seventh of the season against a solidary loss.

In the championship round against Mercer, the Vikings scored six runs over their first four at bats. The Falcons scored three in the bottom of the fourth on a stolen base by DJ Berry-Staszik, an RBI double by Thylar Summarell and a RBI single by Ryan Cole; to cut the Mercer lead in half. In the fifth, Lackawanna tied the score with an RBI double by Zac Granger and run scoring bases loaded base on balls issued to Colin Weinert and CJ Lopez. Unfortunately, that was the last runs the Falcons would score, as the Vikings scored five more over the last three innings of the game for a 11-6 Mercer win.

Lackawanna batters totaled 10 hits in the loss, with DJ Berry- Staszik and Zac Granger having the Falcons' only multi-hit games. Berry-Staszik scored twice on two singles in four at bats. Granger scored once and drove in a run with a single and double in five plate appearances. Thylar Summarell had Lackawanna's only other extra base hit, his run producing double in the third.

The Falcons ended their season with an overall win-loss record of 26-18 and a conference record of 10-2.