Lackawanna Softball Wins on Game Ending Inside the Park Home Run

Another Extra-Base Hit!
Another Extra-Base Hit!

(Myrtle Beach, SC) – The Lady Falcons continued their tour of the Cal Ripken Experience on Tuesday as they defeated USC Union 6-5 and won against Bryant and Stratton 4-0.  Today's games set the Lady Falcons record at 4-2.

Lackawanna's first game of the day was against USC Union. Both teams started the game off with a run in the first inning. Lackawanna's was curtesy of Colleen Cwalina as she doubled on a ground ball to the left fielder with Courtney Hoffman on 3rd base. Both teams would score again in the 3rd inning; this time they each put 2 runs on the board. Hoffman was able to draw a walk, setting up Gabrielle Vuocolo to send her home with a line drive triple to center field. Mia Pawelski singled to the shortstop during the next at bat. Vuocolo touched the plate and the score was knotted up at 3-3. USC Union took the lead 5-4 in the top of the 5th. The Lady Falcons fought back in the bottom of the 6th, scoring on a Pawelski double. In spectacular fashion, Lackawanna won on a walk-off inside the park home run by Vanessa Wolf. The line drive to right field closed out the game for a Falcons victory, 6-5. The winning pitcher was Lackawanna's Marlena Pegula (1-1).

Player Highlights

Vanessa Wolf: 1-4, 1 HR (Inside the Park), 1 RBI  

Mia Pawelski pitched 7.0 innings against Bryant and Stratton and recorded a shutout victory. Pawelski only gave up 3 hits during Tuesday afternoon's game and struck out 8 batters. A 2-run inside the park home run by Lauryn Rodriguez lifted the Lady Falcons to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the 5th. Lackawanna would add an insurance run in the bottom of the 6th; Hayley Coale singled to left field scoring Pawelski from second. The Lady Falcons shut out Bryant and Stratton 4-0. The winning pitcher was Lackawanna's Mia Pawelski (1-0).

Player Highlights

Mia Pawelski (1-0): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 8 K

Lauryn Rodriguez: 1-3, 1 HR (Inside the Park), 2 RBI, 2 R

The Lady Falcons play again tomorrow at the Cal Ripken Experience in a double-header against USC Salkehatchie. First pitch is at 3:00pm. For all your news and updates please visit us on Facebook Lackawanna Falcons Athletics, Instagram @FalconsSports, and Twitter @falconssports