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Baseball Powers Past Lackawanna in DH

Baseball Powers Past Lackawanna in DH

In a Saturday afternoon DH, Cumberland swept a pair of games over visiting Lackawanna College by scores of 8-7 and 10-1.  The Dukes piled up a total of sixteen hits over the two game set.

GAME 1

The first game of the day saw the visiting Falcons jump out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning before the Dukes scored three runs of their own in the bottom half of the frame.  The home team added two more in the second, two in the fifth and the eighth and final run came in the bottom of the sixth.  The Cumberland bullpen got off to a rocky start in the seventh, but righted the ship to close out the 8-7 win.

At the plate, Dan Healey and John Banes both launched home runs on the afternoon.  Healey finished 1 for 3 with two runs scored and three RBIs.  Banes was also 1 for 3, finishing with 2 RBIs.  On the bump, sophomore Matt Colon (2-0) picked up his second win of the season.  Colon went six innings, allowing five hits and one earned run while striking out ten Lackawanna batters.

 

GAME 2

After the narrow finish in Game 1, the Dukes left now doubt in the second game of the doubleheader, scoring ten runs on eleven total hits.  Leading 4-1 heading in to the bottom of the sixth, Cumberland hung a six-spot in that frame.

Healey and Banes each added two more hits in this game, with Healey driving in two more runs.  Designated Hitter Chris Salvey hit 2 for 4 with two RBIs and freshman Dan Musilli put together the most efficient afternoon at the dish for any player.  Musilli went 1 for 1 with a double, sac fly and a walk,  scoring twice and driving in four baserunners.

Freshman Nick Bralczyk went 5 and 2/3 innings on the hill, allowing one run on four hits and struck out three to pick up his first collegiate win as a starter.  Sophomore Nick Caregnato pitch 1 and 1/3 innings and made sure Lackawanna didn't rally in Game.  Caregnato did not allow a runner to reach base and struck out two of the four hitters he faced.