Sunday, April 27, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team lost, 11-6, in a nine-inning Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) game to Thomas More on Sunday. The Titans dropped to 11-20 overall and 8-11 in the PAC, while the Saints improved to 17-16 overall and 11-9 in the conference.
Westminster scored first as senior Nick Reinthaler (Canfield, OH / Canfield) singled home freshman Sean Coyne (New Castle, PA / New Castle) in the bottom of the first inning.
After Thomas More took a 2-1 lead with two runs in the top of the third, the Titans tied it with a run in the bottom half as sophomore Ryan Dunn (Freeport, PA / Freeport) scored junior Duncan Watt (Pickering, ON / Dunbarton) with an infield single.
The Saints responded with a four-run fourth inning and added three more runs in the top of the sixth to take a 9-2 lead. Westminster chipped at Thomas More's lead with two runs in the bottom of the sixth; however the Saints matched it with two runs in the top of the eighth. The Titans scored one more run in the bottom of the eighth and another one in the ninth.
Titan sophomore Kyle Borton (Mineral Ridge, OH / Mineral Ridge) (3-5) went 4.1 innings and gave up six runs on 10 hits. Borton struck out three batters and walked the same. Junior Jake Haubrich (North Huntingdon, PA / Norwin) led the Titans at the plate as he went 4-for-5 including team-highs of two RBIs and two doubles.
Westminster will travel to Grove City on Tuesday with a starting time of 4 p.m. The game is the make-up from April 14.
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.