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High Fives: March. 17 - March. 23

Monday, March 24, 2014

High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1-Senior Lauren Stoczynski (Softball) had stellar performances for the Titans last week as they swept Hiram and Pitt-Bradford in back-to-back doubleheaders.  Stoczynski went 9-13 on the week with a .692 batting average.  The first baseman also had four RBI's, one of which was vital in the Titans extra-innings victory against Hiram.

#2-Freshman Cassidy Shepherd (Women's Track & Field) shined for the Titans on Saturday as they Competed in the Juniata Invitational.  Shepherd won the long jump with a personal-best leap of 4.92 meters.  The All-American was also part of the 4x100 winning relay team with a time of 50.71.

#3- Sophomore Amber Forrest (Softball) continued to pitch game-winning performances last week, as she earned victories against Hiram and Pitt-Bradford.  On Friday, Forrest pitched a complete game and gave up two runs off five hits to Hiram.  The pitcher also struck out one batter and walked four.   On Saturday, Forrest only gave up one run off five hits in a complete-game effort against Pitt-Bradford. She also struck out seven batters and walked one.  Forrest improved to 5-1 on the season.

#4-Junior Steven Brooks (Men's Swimming & Diving) just missed being an All-American, after finishing competition at the 2014 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. Brooks placed 17th in the 100 backstroke with the second-best time of his career (50.11). Brooks also set a school-record time of 1:49.39 in the 200 backstroke as he placed 21st and finished 43rd in the 50 freestyle (21.14).      

#5-Junior John Jones (Baseball) led the Titan offense in their effort against Saint Vincent on Saturday.  Jones went a perfect 4-for-4 from the plate, while adding two RBI and two runs scored.  The Titans will play a doubleheader against Penn-State Beaver on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Honorable Mention: (Men's Track & Field) Titan sophomore Andrew Brannen won the pole vault (4.11m), while senior Jason Frawley placed first in the shot put (13.82m) at the Juniata Invitational.