(Frederick, MD) – The Lackawanna Falcons and Frederick CC split the first day of the NJCAA Northeast Championship. Lackawanna came away with a 7-0 victory in game one and Frederick CC got their revenge in game two as they won 19-5. The final game of the series will be played tomorrow (May 18th) at 12:00pm. The winner of the game will head to Enid, Oklahoma to compete in the NJCAA World Series.
Game 1 saw the Falcons pitching dominate the matchup. Nathan McLain started for Lackawanna and threw 9 strikeouts over 6 innings. McLain only gave up 1 hit. From there Dominic Verrastro tossed 1 scoreless inning and Leon Finney completed 2 scoreless innings to shut out Frederick CC. Finney allowed 1 hit and struck out 2 batters. Ryan Cole provided more than half of the offense for the Falcons, he went 3-4 with 4 RBI's. Lackawanna won 7-0 after holding Frederick CC to just 3 hits.
Lackawanna started game 2 with all the momentum. The jumped out to an early lead in the first inning, going up 4-1. Thylar Summarell knocked home 2 of those first 4 runs. Frederick did not let game 2 get out of hand early, they tied the game up which included a 2-run single. The score was 4-4 after 2 innings. Frederick would score often and easily for the rest of the game and homered 4 times. Frederick won 19-5.
Lackawanna College and Frederick Community College will square off one more time on May 18th at 12:00pm. Game 3 of the NJCAA Northeast Championship will be held in Frederick, Maryland and the winner will head to the NJCAA World Series. For all your news and updates, please visit us on Facebook: Lackawanna Falcons Athletics, Instagram: @FalconsSports, and Twitter: @falconssports