Tuesday, April 1, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team was swept by the defending Presidents' Athletics Conference (PAC) champion, Washington & Jefferson, in a PAC doubleheader at home on Tuesday. The Titans lost game one, 3-0, and fell, 9-3, in the nightcap.
In game one, W&J (9-7, 4-1) scored one run in the fourth inning, one in the fifth, and one in the sixth. Titan senior pitcher Scott Hanicak (Ellwood City, PA / Laurel ) (2-3), who had a no-hitter through the first four innings, pitched 6.1 innings and gave up three runs (two earned) off five hits. Hanicak struck out two batters and walked one. W&J's Jared Baird was dominant on the mound as he only gave up two hits in six innings of work.
In game two, Westminster (5-11, 2-4) tied the game, 1-1 in the bottom of the first inning, after sophomore Ryan Dunn (Freeport, PA / Freeport) batted in junior Duncan Watt (Pickering, ON / Dunbarton). The Presidents took a 4-1 lead after two runs in the third inning and one in the fourth. Dunn earned his second RBI on the day after a sacrifice fly to center field in the bottom of the fifth, scoring Watt and cutting W&J's lead to 7-3. The Presidents added two more runs in the top of the sixth. Westminster sophomore Kyle Borton (Mineral Ridge, OH / Mineral Ridge) (2-3) went 4.1 innings and gave up seven runs (six earned) off 10 hits, while walking two batters.
Westminster will host Geneva tomorrow at 4:15 p.m. for a 9-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 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.