On Saturday, Cumberland hosted Del Tech Owens on a day the weather was not so kind. The two teams played through a light rain the entire day but were able to complete a double-header. Del Tech took the first game 7-4. The Roadrunners out of Georgetown, Delaware scored 3 runs in the top of the 7th inning after the Dukes tied the game at four with three runs in the 5th. In the second game, the bats came alive for the Dukes as they won the second half of the double header 9-2. Cody Stashak led the way with both his bat and his arm. The righty pitched four innings giving up two earned runs on four hits and one strikeout. At the plate, Stashak was 2 for 2 and also reached base another time after being hit by a pitch. Stashak drove in three runs and scored once.
On Sunday Cumberland put on a hitting clinic on their way to winning both games of the double-header. First game came in a 8-1 victory and the second in a landslide 15-2. In Game 1, Anthony Lopez and Seth Dorety helped pave the way for winning pitcher Joe Palmer. Lopez was three for four scoring once and driving in one run. Dorety was three for three at the dish, scoring a pair of runs and driving in one. Palmer pitched four strong innings, only allowing one run to cross the plate on just one hit, striking out two. In Game 2, all of the Dukes got involved and cruised to a 15 spot on the scoreboard. Four different Dukes crossed the plate two times a piece and sophomore captain Vaughn Watson scored three times. Lopez and Stashak each scored twice and drove in two runs each.
The Cumberland baseball season started off with a 3-1 weekend. Not too shabby. The Dukes will now be off until this coming weekend when they will host two more double headers on Saturday and Sunday. First they will welcome in Montgomery County Community College and then Sunday, Division II County College of Morris comes town for a pair of games. Both double-headers will begin at Noon.