The Lackawanna Trail baseball team picked up its first win of the season with a 6-3 victory at Susquehanna on Tuesday, April 11, but lost 13-9 to Mountain View on Thursday to fall to 1-2 overall in Division IV of the Lackawanna League.
Against Mountain View, the Eagles scored one run in the second and third innings before the Lions tied things up with two runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Both teams would score twice more in the fifth before the wheels came off the cart for Trail, which surrendered eight runs in the top of the sixth.
The Lions would score five runs of their own in the bottom of the frame to pull to within three, but the Eagles added two insurance runs in the seventh and Trail was unable to rally in its final at bat.
Sophomore Noah Coleman, junior DJ Klinges and sophomore Jordan Edwards all singled and scored twice, with Edwards also driving in a run.
Also for Trail, senior Thomas Huffsmith scored twice and junior Shawn Jones drove in two runs..
Sophomore Nathan Rolka got the start on the rubber, allowing one hit and one earned run while striking out seven and walking four in three innings.
Huffsmith would pick up the loss in relief, scattering six hits and allowing 10 runs, two of them earned, while walking four and striking out one in 2.2 innings.
Jones allowed one hit and two earned runs in 1.1 innings to close out the game.
Against Susquehanna, Trail plated a run in the first, second and third innings before breaking things open with two more in the bottom of the fourth to take the 5-0 lead.
The Lions then answered Susquehanna’s first run in the sixth with an insurance run in the bottom of the inning and were able to hold of a seventh inning rally for the win.
Rolka had two hits, drove in two runs and scored, Edwards had two hits and scored, senior Ethan Oswald also chipped in two hits and Huffsmith scored twice to lead Trail.
Coleman picked up the win, scattering two hits and allowing two earned runs while walking five and striking out six in 3.1 innings of relief.
He also helped his cause at the dish with a hit, an RBI and two runs scored.
Klinges got the start, allowing two hits and no earned runs while striking out four and walking six. He also added a hit and drove in a run.