Monday, April 8, 2013
STRUTHERS, Ohio - The Westminster College baseball team split with Mount Union in a non-conference doubleheader on Sunday at Cene Park. The Titans lost game one, 12-7, and snapped a four-game skid with a 7-3 win in the nightcap.
Westminster moved to 10-13 overall, while the Purple Raiders went to 11-9 for the season.
In game one, the Titans scored six runs in the top of the first inning. Senior Tyler Robinson (Creston, OH / Norwayne) connected on a two-run RBI double, while classmate Ty Miller (Clinton, PA / Hopewell) and sophomore Jared Heck (Pittsburgh, PA / North Hills) each singled in a run. Junior Nick Reinthaler (Canfield, OH / Canfield) finished the scoring with a two-run RBI single.
Mount Union battled back with five runs in the fifth inning. After another Titan run in the top of the third, the Purple Raiders pulled away with four runs in the fourth inning and three in the sixth. Robinson led the Titan offense with a game-high three RBI.
In the nightcap, tied 1-1, Westminster took a 3-1 lead after RBIs from freshman Ryan Dunn (Freeport, PA / Freeport) and Reinthaler. Westminster added one run in the third and fourth innings and two runs in the sixth after a two-run home run from Reinthaler.
Westminster sophomore Kyle Borton (Mineral Ridge, OH / Mineral Ridge) (1-3) earned his first win of the season as he allowed only four hits and three runs (one earned). Borton struck out five batters and walked two.
The Titans return to Presidents' Athletic Conference play Wednesday, April 10 at Grove City at 1 p.m. for a nine-inning game.
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.