Jessup, PA – Thursday afternoon, the Lackawanna College softball team split a non-conference twin bill with Brookdale Community College, winning the opener 5-4 before falling in the nightcap 13-5.
Game One: A fourth inning Jordon Skoff home run and a two run single by Haley Coale in the fifth erased a Brookdale two run lead to give the Lady Falcons' their 5-4 victory. Key to the win was the pitching of Mia Pawleski, who held Brookdale scoreless over the last four innings of game, giving up only two meaningless hits in the seventh. Overall, Pawelski pitched six innings giving up two earned runs on five hits while striking out five. She was credited with the win, her eighth of the season.
Besides the key hits by Skoff and Coale, five other Falcons combined for six hits and two runs. Those hits were all singles with Colleen Cwalina leading the group with two hits in three at bats. The other four singles were contributed by Alex Thoman, Marlena Pegula, Lauren Rodriguez and Gabrielle Vuocolo, whose hit drove in two runs.
Game Two: The Falcons were held scoreless and hitless over the first three and two-thirds innings of the game before Jordan Skoff drove in Colleen Cwalina with a double. Cwalina had walked earlier in the innings. Cwalina's score would be the only one of the inning. In the meantime, Brookdale put twelve runs on the scoreboard. The Jersey Blues added a run in the fifth to give them a 13-1 lead. In the bottom of the inning with runners on first and second with two outs, Cwalina blasted a three run homer into left center field. Haley Coale immediately followed with a solo homer to cut the Brookdale lead to 13-5. Unfortunately, those would be the only runs of the inning as Lackawanna fell to Brookdale in a shortened five inning eight run contest.
The Falcons' only other hit was single by Vanessa Wolf in the fifth.
Amanda Mowry suffered the loss.
Lackawanna returns to the field tomorrow when they travel to Branchburg, New Jersey to play Raritan Valley Community College in their second conference game of the season. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 PM.