Saturday, April 20, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team split with PAC foe Thiel Saturday. The Titans took game one 9-5, while the Tomcats took game two in extra innings 7-3.
Westminster goes to 12-18 (4-10 PAC), while the Tomcats move to 18-14 (11-5 PAC) on the season.
The Titans battled back from down 5-1 in game one with an eight run outburst in the sixth inning. Senior Andy Wallen (Erie, PA / Iroquois) earned the win, going two innings in relief with just one hit.
On offense, Westminster was led by senior Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, PA / West Middlesex), who went 3-4 with two RBIs, a double, and a triple. Freshman Ryan Dunn (Freeport, PA / Freeport) went 3-3 on the game with a double and two runs scored.
The Titans took the lead in the sixth inning on a single by Allen that scored two and pushed the lead to 7-5.
It took extra innings to decide a winner in game two. Senior Ty Miller (Clinton, PA / Hopewell), tied the game up 3-3 in the sixth inning on a solo home run. Miller went 2-5 on the day with two RBIs. The Tomcats plated four runs in the 10th inning to take a 7-3 lead that was too much for the Titans to overcome. Senior Nick Grow (North East, PA / North East) took the loss for the Titans.
The Titans are back in action Sunday to decide the series at Thiel, with first pitch scheduled for 1:00 PM.
This release was written by Nick Grow ('13), senior accounting major
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.