(Enid, OK) – In what may have been the latest game in Lackawanna Baseball's recent memory, the Falcons lost their 1st round consolation game in the 2019 NJCAA DII World Series at 2:25am locally. Kellogg Community College won the game in extra innings 8-7. The Falcons finished their season with a 32-17 (11-3) record.
Kellogg CC showed patience against Lackawanna's Grant Powell to kick off the scoring in the bottom of the 1st. Kellog's A. Crump hit a line drive RBI single to left field to score a runner from 2nd. Powell then loaded the bases and walked a runner home to give Kellog an early 2-0 advantage. Lackawanna managed to grab a lucky break in the top of the 3rd as DJ Barry-Staszak hit a hard grounder to left field and a wild throw helped Owen Kiess advance to 3rd. The Falcons scored their first run of the game on a wild pitch which advanced Kiess home. Kellogg led 2-1.
Thylar Summarell blasted a 3-run homerun in the top of the 5th. A breaking ball that hung over the center of the plate helped propel the Falcons to a 4-2 lead. Kellog took the lead back in the bottom of the 5th on a few singles to make the score 5-4. Both teams trading scoring proved to be the story of the game. This time the Falcons scored on a DJ Barry-Staszak single to the short stop to tie the game 5-5. Kellog CC bounced back yet again in the bottom of the 7th. A sac-fly to right and a bunt for a single gave Kellogg a 7-5 edge. Not to be counted out, Thylar Summarell hit his 2nd homerun of the game in the top of the 9th. The lefty struck a shot to left field to tie the game 7-7. The homer came at 2:41am EST (1:41am locally in Enid, Oklahoma). Kellog hit a single in the bottom of the 10th which turned into a stolen base and a throwing error that advanced the runner to 3rd. From there, Kellog CC hit a sac-fly to end it in the 10th, winning the game 8-7.
Thylar Summarell: 2-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI
This loss concludes the 2019 Lackawanna Baseball season. Congratulations to the Falcons on making it to the 2019 NJCAA World Series. For all your news and updates, please visit us on Facebook: Lackawanna Falcons Athletics, Instagram: @FalconsSports, and Twitter: @falconssports