Branchburg, NJ - Friday afternoon, the Lackawanna College softball team swept its Region XX DII road doubleheader against Raritan Valley Community College. The Falcons took the opener outscoring Raritan 21-6 before beating the Lions 11-1 in the nightcap.
Game One: The middle of the Lackawanna line up, the number three through seven hitters, took command of the Falcons offense combining to score 8 runs on 11 hits, while driving in 13 runs. Even though Raritan took an first inning 3-1 lead, that group took the momentum away from the Lions to claim its impressive victory. In that group, Marlena Pegula singled twice, walked twice, scored twice and drove in three RBIs in four at bats; Jordan Skoff had two singles, two walks, two runs scored and two RBIs in three at bats; Mia Pawelski singled twice, doubled, walked, scored 2 and drove in three in five official trips to the plate; Mackenzie Gable walked, singled, doubled, scored twice and drove in two more in her four at bats; while, Leizel Schlott contributed two singles, a run and two RBIs in five trips to the plate. Although she was hitting outside that group, Amanda Varaska also had a single and double two runs scored and two RBIs.
Earning the win for Lackawanna was Amanda Mowry, who went six innings giving up nine runs, two of which were earned, on six hits, while striking out seven. It was Mowry's sixth win of the season.
Game Two: Lackawanna's hitting remained hot in the night cap as they scored seven runs in the first, three more in third and another in the fourth to give them the 11-1 victory over Raritan.
The Falcon hitters were led by Lauryn Rodriguez , who walked, singled, doubled, scored twice and drove in two more in three at bats, and Amaya Townsend, who singled, homered, scored three times and drove in a run in her three trips to the place.
Katelyn Weller was credited with the win for a pitching performance where she gave up one earned run on two hits, while striking out four over five innings. It was her second win of the year.
The Falcons will not get much rest as they return to play tomorrow, when they host Mercer County Community College in another Region XIX DII doubleheader. Game time for the first contest is 1:00pm.