Sunday, April 29, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - In its last regular season game, the Westminster College softball team split with the visiting Bethany Bison on Sunday on Senior Day. Bethany won game one, 11-5, and the Titans won game two, 6-3. Westminster improved to 21-17 overall and 11-7 in the PAC, while Bethany finished the season at 13-24 overall and 8-10 in league play.
In game one, Westminster junior pitcher Chelsea Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) got the loss and is now 15-8 on the year. Brown threw a complete game and gave up 11 runs (five earned) off 15 hits. She struck out one batter and walked three.
Down 5-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Titans knocked in three runs to tie it 5-5 after back-to-back doubles from sophomore Lauren Stoczynski (Erie, PA / Harbor Creek) and freshman Carly Wallock (DuBois, PA / DuBois).
Westminster sophomore Kelsey Squelch (Pittsburgh, PA / Perry Traditional) hit her second home run on the season.
In game two, Westminster freshman Carly Leffakis (Pittsburgh, PA / North Catholic) earned the win and is now 3-2 on the year. She pitched a complete game and only gave up three runs off seven hits. She fanned one and walked the same.
Westminster produced four runs in the top of the second inning. Squelch connected on a two-run RBI-single, followed by a two-run RBI-double off the bat of senior Erica Kimmick (Parma, OH / Cuyahoga Heights).
The Titans have clinched the No. 3 seed in the 2012 PAC Tournament and will play the No. 2 seed Thiel next Thursday in the opening round of the double elimination tournament at 1 p.m. in Latrobe, Pa.
Updated on April 29, 9:17 p.m.
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.