Myrtle Beach, SC – The Lackawanna College Softball team won two of the three games it played on Friday, beating Cumberland County College 9-1 and Lincoln College 7-3. Their only loss was a 7-3 defeat at the hands of USC-Sumter.
In their first contest against Cumberland, Lackawanna scored seven runs in the bottom of the first inning as Marina Pegula, Colleen Cwalina, Sierra Mulgrew, Kacey Orlowski, Ashley Walsh, and Marina Pegula all drove in runs. It was more than they needed to coast to the 9-1 victory.
As a team, the Lady Falcons tallied 12 hits with Pegula and Cwalina each contributing multi-hit performances. Cwalina singled and doubled in three trips to the plate, and Pegula drove in three runs with her two singles in three at bats. Amanda Varaksa had the Falcons only other extra-base hit, an RBI double in the third.
Ashley Walsh won her second game of the season, holding Cumberland scoreless over three innings on one hit, while striking out four.
In the second game of the day, Lackawanna scored six runs in the sixth inning to erase Lincoln's 2-1 lead on their way to claiming their second victory of the day. In that inning, the Falcons' first six hitters scored without the benefit of an extra-base hit. Four of Lackawanna's eight hits were tallied in that inning.
This contest was only the second game of the eleven played this year that Lackawanna failed to record an extra-base hit.
Thoman earned the win after hurling a complete seven inning game, relinquishing only three runs on seven hits. She struck out three.
In its final game of the day, Lackawanna scored first with a run in the first inning, only to see USC-Sumter outscore them the rest of the game for a 7-4 USC win.
Lackawanna totaled 9 hits with only Vanessa Wolf registering a multi-hit game. Wolf singled twice in three at bats. Both Brenda Reninga and Marina Pegula had the Falcons only extra-base hits, a triple to lead off the game by Reninga and a double in the seventh by Pegula.
Kacey Orlowski suffered the loss, her first of the season.
The Lady Falcons finish their spring trip tomorrow with games against John Wood Community College at 11:00 PM and USC-Sumter at 1:00PM. Both games will be live stream at https://playsight.com/#/livestreaming/baseball/ripken-myrtle-beach-sc.