Lackawanna finishes Regular Season with a Sweep

Lackawanna finishes Regular Season with a Sweep

In Sunday's Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference doubleheader against Luzerne County Community College, Barbara Verrastro hurled a five inning shut out of Luzerne, to end her 2017 regular season by pitching 29 consecutive innings of scoreless softball. She was supported by a hitting display that put 26 runs on the scoreboard for the 26-0  game one win. In game two, Kacey Orlowski and Moriah Lynn combined to shut out the Trailblazers in the Lady Falcons' 10-0 victory.

Game one highlights:

Verrastro claimed her tenth win of the season after holding Luzerne scoreless over five innings on one hit. She struck out nine. Verrasto ended the Falcons' regular season with a 10-6 win/loss record.

At the plate, Lackawanna had five batters with multi-hit games. The leader of that group was Verrastro, who helped her cause with a five for five day, with three singles, a double and a triple. She also drove in two runs.  Others with two hits or more were Ashley Rzesewski, who had  three singles and a triple in four visits to the plate, while driving in a team high six RBIs; Sierra Mulgrew, who drove in four runs on a single and two doubles in five at bats; Paige Durkin, who was three for three with two singles, a double and five RBIs; and, Taylor Maloney, who was two for two with a single, double and three runs driven in.

Game two highlights:

In game two, Kacey Orlowski was credited with her tenth victory of the season, after holding Luzerne scoreless on two hits over four innings, while striking out eight. Orlowski, like Verrastro, ended her season with a 10-6 win/loss record. In her one inning of relief, Moriah Lynn struck out the three Trailblazers she faced.

At the plate, five Lady Falcons had multi-hit games. Moriah Lynn had the premiere performance with a three for four game with a single, double and a triple. She drove in one run. It was the second time this week that Lynn missed hitting for the cycle, missing a home run on both occasions. The other Falcons contributing at least two hits were Paige Durkin, who was three for three, all singles; Brenda Reninga, who singled twice in three at bats and drove in a run; Sierra Mulgrew, who drove in two runs with a walk, single and double in four plate appearances; and, Kelly Snyder, who also drove in two runs with a single and double in four visits to the plate. Laureen Leppo made the most of her only of the contest, as she slammed a two run homer.

Although it has not been made official by the Region XIX Division II seeding committee, Lackawanna appears to be the fourth place seed in next weekend's Region XIX DII Softball Tournament, hosted by County College of Morris at their Randoph, New Jersey campus.