Friday, May 4, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team recognized 11 seniors today before topping Waynesburg 10-2 in the Titans' last home game of the season. The Titans improved to 23-15 overall and 14-8 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), while the Yellow Jackets dropped to 22-16 overall and 11-11 in conference play.
Westminster senior pitcher Justin Prejsnar (New Castle, PA / New Castle) earned his team-high fifth complete game of the season and goes to a team-best 7-1 overall. Prejsnar gave up two runs (one earned) off eight hits. He struck out five batters and walked two.
Junior Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, PA / West Middlesex) led the Titans' offense as he went 4-for-5 at the plate with one run and two RBIs. Senior Justin King (Fombell, PA / Riverside) went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, a walk, and an RBI. Senior Steve Perrotta (New Castle, PA / New Castle) led the defense with a game-high nine assists.
Already leading 1-0, Westminster lifted its score to 7-0 after a six-run second inning. Junior Tyler Robinson (Creston, PA / Norwayne) led off with a home run, his team-leading fourth of the year. Also earning an RBI for Westminster were Allen and seniors Perrotta, King, and Tim Wiand (Pottstown, PA / Owen J. Roberts).
Westminster finishes the regular season tomorrow as it travels to Waynesburg for a PAC doubleheader. Game one is slated for a 1:00 p.m. start.
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.