Saturday, April 12, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College softball team swept Waynesburg in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) doubleheader at home on Saturday. The Titans won, 6-1, in game one and rallied in game two with three runs in the top of the seventh inning to win, 3-2.
In game one, Westminster (16-10, 6-4) scored one run in the first inning, two in the fourth, and three in the sixth. Waynesburg spoiled the shutout with a run in top of the seventh. Titan junior pitcher Ashley Smith (Spartansburg, PA / Titusville) earned her team-high ninth win on the year in a complete-game effort, while only giving up one run. Smith struck out two batters and walked one. Westminster senior Erika Pamer (Beaver Falls, PA / Beaver Falls) led at the plate as she went 2-for-3 with a game-high two RBIs.
Waynesburg (4-16, 0-6) led 2-0 going into the seventh inning in game two. The Titans, however, rallied and scored three runs in their last at bat for the victory. Titan freshman Francesca Nardone (Ellwood City, PA / Lincoln) tied the game, 2-2, after a two-RBI-single, scoring sophomore Brenna Guard (Davenport, IA / Davenport Central) and senior Katy Balko (New Stanton, PA / Hempfield). Senior Kelsey Squelch (Pittsburgh, PA / Perry Traditional) scored the game-winner as she doubled in Nardone. Titan sophomore pitcher Amber Forrest (Clear Spring, MD / Clear Spring) improved to 7-4 on the season as she gave up two runs (none earned) off eight hits. Forrest struck out three batters and walked two.
The Titans will travel to Thiel on Tuesday for a doubleheader. First pitch 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.