Saturday, April 27, 2013
BETHANY, W. Va. - The Westminster College softball team clinched the no. 1 seed and hosting rights for the 2013 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) playoffs after a split with Bethany on Saturday. The Titans won, 4-0, in game one and lost game two, 5-4.
The Titans went to 21-13 overall and 14-4 in the PAC, while the Bison moved to 19-19 overall and 10-8 in the conference.
Titan senior pitcher Chelsea Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) led on the mound in game one as she pitched a complete-game shutout. Brown (11-6) struck out three batters, walked one, and gave up seven hits.
Westminster scored first in the bottom of the second inning when Brown doubled to right center, scoring senior Layne Carpenter (Marietta, OH / Marietta).
The Titans added two more runs in the third inning and one more in the fifth. The fifth inning run was courtesy of Brown who once again connected on an RBI-double, bringing her double total to nine on the season which ties her first on the team.
In the nightcap, Westminster had a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning after a two-run homerun off the bat of senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) for her third long ball of the season. Bethany responded with two runs in the fifth inning and three in the sixth to take a 5-2 lead.
Westminster rallied in the seventh inning, led by a two-run home run from Brown for her second homer of the year. Later in the inning, the Titans had the tying run on second base with two outs but were unable to score.
Westminster will play one more doubleheader before the 2013 PAC Tournament starts on Thursday as they host Pitt-Greensburg on Monday at 3:30 p.m. for the Titans' Senior Day.
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.