Friday, March 8, 2013
FORT PIERCE, Fla. - The Westminster baseball team split their doubleheader today in Fort Pierce, FL. The Titans lost game one vs. Misericordia, 14-8, and won game 2 vs. Elizabethtown, 6-2. The Titans improved 6-2 on the season.
Junior Ron Sullivan (Boardman, OH / Canfield) was on the mound for the Titans in game one. He took the loss after going 3.2 innings and giving up nine runs (eight earned). Misericordia jumped out to an early lead in the second inning when it put up six runs and added another five in the fourth. Senior Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, PA / West Middlesex) led the Titan offense going 2-4 with two RBI.
In game two senior Scott Hanicak (Elwood City, PA / Laurel) got the win for the Titans, his second of the year. He went 7.2 innings strong with six strikeouts and just two runs (one earned). Classmate Nick Grow (North East, PA / North East) came into the game in the eighth inning with bases loaded and closed the game to earn his fourth save of the year after finishing the final 1.1 innings of the game.
Senior Eric Dunn (Freeport, PA / Freeport) led the offense for Westminster. He went 3-4 and added two RBI. The Titans jumped out to an early lead in the second on a single by sophomore Duncan Watt (Pickering, ON, Canada / Dunbarton) that drove in two runs. Westminster put up another three runs in the seventh inning to put the game away after RBI singles by Dunn and Ty Miller (Clinton, PA / Hopewell).
Westminster is back in action for the final double header of their spring trip vs. Elizabethtown. Game one is set for 8:45 am.
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 is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 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 41 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.