Tuesday, April 3, 2012
WASHINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College softball team continued its impressive winning streak versus Presidents' Athletic Conference rival Washington and Jefferson by winning 8-2 in the first game and 1-0 (8) in the nightcap. The Lady Titans improved to 12-10 overall and 4-0 in the PAC, while the Presidents dropped to 8-12 on the season and 2-2 in the conference.
In game one, the Presidents struck first with a run in the top of the first inning. The run was unearned for junior Pitcher Chelsea Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) (8-4), and she was near perfect after that. She pitched yet another complete game, while striking out five, and only giving up three hits. She earned her eighth win of the season after winning four decisions last week.
Westminster scored three runs in the second inning after two hits and three defensive errors for Washington and Jefferson. The Lady Titans then went on to score four runs in the third inning and one run in the fourth inning. W&J had six defensive errors in the contest.
Senior third baseman Erica Kimmick (Parma, OH / Cuyahoga Heights) led the way for Westminster with three hits, two runs scored, and two RBI. Sophomore outfielder Erica Pamer (Beaver Falls, PA / Beaver Falls) and junior designated hitter Layne Carpenter (Marietta, OH / Marietta) had two hits apiece.
In the second game, neither team scored a run in regulation and it was forced into an extra frame. Erica Pamer started the rally with a single and she later stole second base. Sophomore second baseman Kelsey Squelch (Pittsburgh, PA / Perry Traditional) then hit in the go-ahead run as she singled through the left side of the infield.
Freshman Carly Wallock (DuBois, PA / DuBois) started the game for Westminster. She pitched four innings and had one strikeout. Freshman Carly Leffakis (Pittsburgh, PA / North Catholic) pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless relief, and Chelsea Brown (9-4) closed out the game for the Lady Titans, earning her ninth with of the season.
Westminster will play at Waynesburg on Thursday, first game scheduled for 3:30pm.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.