Monday, April 16, 2012
GREENSBURG, Pa. - The Westminster College softball team swept Pitt-Greensburg on Monday with a game one win of 3-0 and an extra-innings-game two win of 6-4. Westminster improved to 19-11 overall, while Pitt-Greensburg dropped to 15-13.
In game one, Westminster's ace junior Chelsea Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) earned her 14th win on the year with a complete-game-shutout performance. Brown gave up four hits, walked two batters, and struck out seven.
A Kelsey Squelch (Pittsburgh, PA / Perry Traditional) run in the third inning put Westminster on top 1-0. The Lady Titans added insurance in the following inning with two more runs. Brown singled in sophomore Lauren Stoczynsk (Erie, PA / Harbor Creek) and Squelch scored Brown off a sacrifice fly.
In the nightcap, both teams exchanged a pair of runs in the first inning. Pitt-Greensburg led 4-2 after a run in the third inning and one in the sixth. Westminster, however, rallied in the seventh inning and scored two runs to force extra innings. Brown sparked the rally with a lead-off home run. With two outs and a runner on second base, senior Erica Kimmick (Parma, OH / Cuyahoga Heights) would tie the game 4-4 with an RBI-single. Squelch scored on the play.
Down to their final out in the eighth inning, the Titans' junior Layne Carpenter (Marietta, OH / Marietta) connected on a two-run-RBI single to put Westminster ahead 6-4. PAC Hitter of the Week freshman Carly Wallock (DuBois, PA / DuBois) and junior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) scored.
The Lady Titans head to Geneva on Wednesday for a PAC doubleheader. Game one starts at 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, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 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 42 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.