Monday, March 31, 2014
WASHINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College softball (10-8, 0-2) fell in its Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) opener as it was swept by Washington & Jefferson (8-4, 2-0) on the road in a doubleheader on Monday. The Titans lost game one, 4-0, and lost game two, 8-4, despite having a 4-0 lead going into the top of the fourth inning.
In game one, the Presidents scored all of their runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. W&J scored its first run after back-to-back-to-back singles. The Presidents scored two more runs after a 2-RBI double, followed by an RBI-double for its fourth run. Titan junior Ashley Smith (Spartansburg, PA / Titusville) (5-3) pitched a complete game (six innings) and gave up four runs off seven hits, while striking out three batters and walking none.
In the nightcap, Westminster led 4-0 after three innings. Titan senior Lauren Stoczynski (Erie, PA / Harbor Creek) scored the first two runs after a 2-RBI single to center field in the first inning, scoring seniors) Erika Pamer (Beaver Falls, PA / Beaver Falls) and Kelsey Squelch (Pittsburgh, PA / Perry Traditional), for her team-best 15th RBI of the year. Westminster freshman Emily Lindsey (Freeport, PA / Freeport) scored the next two Titan runs after a 2-RBI double to right center field in the third inning, scoring Stoczynski and Squelch. The Presidents, however, rallied and scored two runs in the fourth, three in the fifth, and three in the seventh. Titan sophomore Amber Forrest (Clear Spring, MD / Clear Spring) (5-3) went 4.1 innings and gave up five runs off eight hits, while striking out six batters and walking none.
The Titans are back on the field on Thursday when they travel to Chatham for a doubleheader. First pitch of game one is set for 3:30 p.m.
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 378 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.