Dunmore, PA – Saturday afternoon, the Lackawanna College Softball team swept Delaware Technical Community College in a key Region XIX Division II doubleheader. The Falcons beat Del Tech by a 4-1 score in the opener before claiming a 8-0 victory in the nightcap. With the two wins, the Lady Falcons moved into second place in the Region standings. Lackawanna has a chance to finish the season in first place if they can sweep its twin-bill against Mercer County Community College on Monday.
The Lady Falcons were led to the game one 4-1 victory by the productive hitting of Alexandria Thoman and Colleen Cwalina, plus the stellar pitching performance of Kacey Orlowski. Thoman had only one hit in the contest but it was effective as she slammed a solo home run to tie the score at one in the second inning. Cwalina was two for three with her must important hit coming in the second when she drove in the second run of the game with a single. Those two runs were all the Falcons needed as Orlowski held DTCC to one run on six hits over seven innings. She struck out six.
In the game one win, the Falcons combined for seven hits, with two of those going for extra bases. Besides the Thoman home run, the other extra base hit was a RBI double contributed by Lauryn Rodriguez in the fourth. The Falcons' only multi-hit game was provided by Cwalina, who in addition to her RBI single, had another one base hit in her three plate appearances.
Orlowski's mound victory gives her a 2018 win/loss record of 6-5.
In game two. Both Colleen Cwalina and Alexandria Thoman made major contributions to Lackawanna's 8-0 five inning shutout of Del Tech. Cwalina continued her hot hitting with a single, a 2 RBI double and a two run homer in three at bats. Thoman made her contribution on the mound, as she held Del Tech scoreless on two hits over five innings.
The Lackawanna hitters finished the game with a total of eleven hits, with three Falcons having multi-hit games. Besides Cwalina, the other two Lady Falcons with two hits in the contest were Paige Durkin and Vanessa Wolf. Durkin had a single and the Falcons' only other extra base hit, a double, in three at bats. She also had an RBI. Wolf singled twice, with a run driven in, in her two visits to the plate.
Thoman's mound win was her fifth of the year. She has no losses.
Lackawanna finishes their Region XIX DII play on Monday when they travel to West Windsor, New Jersey, to play Mercer County Community College in a conference twin-bill. A sweep of Mercer will see Lackawanna enter the Region's DII Softball Tournament as the number one seed; a split will guarantee the Falcons a second seed; while a double loss will leave the Lady Falcons in the position of having its tournament seed determined by the application of the Region's tie breaker rules. Monday's doubleheader is scheduled for a 3:30 PM start.