Wednesday, April 9, 2014
WASHINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team lost, 13-3, at Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Washington & Jefferson on Wednesday. The Titans dropped to 6-14 overall and 3-5 in the PAC, while the Presidents improved to 14-9 and 9-2 in the conference.
The Titans led, 1-0, in the first inning after junior John Jones (New Wilmington, PA / Ligonier Valley) reached on base with a fielder's choice, scoring freshman Sean Coyne (New Castle, PA / New Castle). After W&J scored three runs to take the lead in the bottom of the first, the Titans tied it, 3-3, in the top of the second. Westminster junior Jake Haubrich (North Huntingdon, PA / Norwin) tripled to right center, scoring freshman Kellen Gursky (Greenville, PA / Reynolds), and junior Duncan Watt (Pickering, ON / Dunbarton) batted-in Haubrich.
The Presidents pulled away with 10 unanswered runs: two in the second, one in third, three in the fourth, three in the sixth, and one in the seventh.
Westminster freshman pitcher Nate McMaster (Stow, OH / Stow-Munroe Falls) (1-2) went 3.2 innings and gave up nine runs (six earned) off seven hits, while striking out one batter and walking four.
The Titans will play a nine-inning game at Grove City on Friday at 3 p.m. Westminster will then host Grove City in a doubleheader on Saturday.
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.