Dunmore, PA – Monday afternoon, the Lackawanna College softball team swept it Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Association doubleheader with Northampton Community College. In the opener of that twin bill, Lackawanna shut out Northampton 8-0 in five innings, while in the nightcap, the Falcons outscored the Spartans 10-9.
In game one, Barbara Verrastro was credited with the victory, after shutting out Northampton over five innings on two hits, while striking out five.
At the plate, Kelly Snyder and Laureen Leppo led the Falcons' attack with three hit games. Snyder had three singles in three at bats, scoring once and driving in three runs. Leppo had a single and two doubles in three plate appearances, while scoring three times. Kacey Orlowski and Marina Pegula aided the cause, each contributing a double and a run scored. Pegula also drove in a run, while Orlowski drove in two.
In game two, Northamption took an initial lead scoring four runs in the top of the first and another in the top of the fifth, to give them a 5-1 lead going into the Falcons' half of the fifth inning. Lackawanna bats came alive in that frame and scored six runs to take a 7-5 lead. In the top of the sixth, Northampton retained a 9-7 lead when they scored four. However, Lackawanna was not going to let this game get away as they bounced back in the bottom of the frame to score three and take a 10-9 lead, which they would not relinquish.
Winning pitcher for the Falcons was Kacey Orlowski, who worked seven innings relinquishing nine runs, five of which were earned, on thirteen hits. Orlowski also struck out five.
At the plate, four Falcon batters contributed eight of Lackawanna's 12 hits. Barabara Verrastro and Kelly Snyder led that group, as each singled twice in four at bats while contributing two RBIs. Snyder also scored three times, while Verrastro scored once. The other two Lackawanna hitters with multi-hit games were Marina Pegula and Taylor Maloney, both of whom had two singles. Adding extra base hits for the Falcons were Kaelyn Slangan with a double; Sierra Mulgrew, with a triple and two RBIs; and, Moriah Lynn, also with a triple and two runs driven in.
Lackawanna plays again tomorrow, when they host Orange County Community College in a doubleheader at Sherwood Park. Tomorrow's twin bills starts at 3:00 PM.