(Randolph, NJ) – Lackawanna Softball competed at the 2019 NJCAA Region XIX Softball Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Falcons won their first round game against Delaware Tech CC 9-1 and lost their 2nd round game against County College of Morris 14-1. Lackawanna will advance to the Loser's Bracket Final on Monday May 6th at 1:00pm against Delaware Tech CC. This game was originally scheduled for May 5th, but due to incoming poor weather conditions the game has been pushed back.
The Falcons started off scoring in the bottom of the 1st on a sacrifice-fly by Colleen Cwalina. She hit a fly ball to left field to score Courtney Hoffman from 3rd base. Lackawanna added their second run of the night in the bottom of the 2nd as Vanessa Wolf hit an RBI single on a line drive to center. Delaware Tech scored their first run on a bases loaded walk in the top of the 4th. The Falcons answered that run with 5 of their own in the bottom of the 4th. Vanessa Wolf hit another line drive for an RBI, Alexandria Thoman cracked a line drive for 2 more runs, and Colleen Cwalina hit a 2-run homer to deep center field. The Falcons added 2 more runs in the 6th to finish off Delaware Tech 9-1. The winning pitcher was Mia Pawelski, she gave up 5 hits and 1 earned run. She also threw 11 strikeouts.
Colleen Cwalina: 2-2, 1 HR, 3 RBI
County College of Morris jumped on Lackawanna quickly in the Region XIX Softball Winner's Bracket Final. CC of Morris put up 5 runs in the first 3 innings. The Falcons obtained their only run of the game in the top of the 4th; Amanda Mowry hit a sacrifice fly to the left fielder. Marlena Pegula scored from 3rd to make the game 5-1. CC of Morris responded with 9 more runs in the bottom of the 4th. The game ended after 5 complete innings as Morris defeated Lackawanna 14-1. The losing pitcher was Amanda Mowry. She pitched 3.1 innings, giving up 10 hits and 10 earned runs.
Marlena Pegula: 2-2, 1 R
The Falcons will play in the Loser's Bracket Final on May 6th at 1:00pm against Delaware Tech CC. The Region XIX Finals will be held after the conclusion of that game. If the Falcons defeat Delaware Tech, they will play County College of Morris for the Region XIX Title. For all your news and updates, please visit us on Facebook: Lackawanna Falcons Athletics, Instagram: @FalconsSports, and Twitter: @falconssports