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Titan Sports Weekly: April 16

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

BASEBALL (20-10, 11-3 PAC)

Last Week's Results:
04/14/2012 11:00 AM THOMAS MORE* W, 5-4
04/14/2012 1:00 PM THOMAS MORE* W, 6-1
04/15/2012 1:00 PM THOMAS MORE* L, 9-10 (10)

Current W/L Streak: W/1

Current Team Notes:
After sweeping Thomas More in a doubleheader on Saturday, the Titans fell short 10-9 to the Saints on Sunday in extra innings. Westminster had its most productive inning in the fifth as they capitalized on two Saints' errors and scored five runs in total to take an 8-2 lead. Juniors Kyle Allen and Chris Ross each had an RBI in the inning. Thomas More, however, did not give up and scored two runs in the sixth and five in the seventh to take a 9-8 lead. Down 9-8 in the 9th inning, senior Steve Perrotta led off with a double to center field. Perrotta would later score after Thomas More's left fielder bobbled the ball. The Saints did not waste any time to score in extras as they would score in the 10th to take a 10-9 lead.  The Titans had an opportunity with runners on the corners with two outs in their final at bat, but were unable to score any runs.

This Week's Games (w/times):
04/17/2012 2:00 PM SAINT VINCENT*
04/21/2012 1:00 PM WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON* DH
04/22/2012 1:00 PM at Washington & Jefferson*

SOFTBALL (19-11, 9-1 PAC)

Last Week's Results:
04/10/2012 3:30 PM at Penn State Behrend (2) (Rescheduled for 4/26)
04/12/2012 3:30 PM at Thiel* W, 12-8 (8)
04/12/2012 5:30 PM at Thiel L, 7-6
04/14/2012 12:00 PM CHATHAM* W, 6-3
04/14/2012 2:00 PM CHATHAM* W, 7-4

Current W/L Streak: W/2

Current Team Notes:
After a split with Thiel on Thursday, the Lady Titans swept Chatham on Saturday. In game one, junior pitcher Chelsea Brown (11-4) earned the win in the 6-3 Titan victory. She pitched a complete game and had 13 strikeouts, two shy of her career-high. In their game-two victory, Kelsey Squelch had four hits for the Lady Titans, junior catcher Olet Stasko, Carly Wallock, and Brittany Gamble had three hits apiece. Wallock finished with four RBI. Freshman Carly Leffakis started the game and pitched 1.2 innings. Chelsea Brown (12-4) pitched the final 5.1 innings, earning the win, she had four strikeouts.

This Week's Games (w/times):
04/16/2012 3:30 PM at Pitt-Greensburg (2)
04/18/2012 3:30 PM at Geneva* (2)
04/21/2012 1:00 PM GROVE CITY* (2)

MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD

Last Week's Results:
04/014/2012 - Westminster Invitational, Women 1st/13 139.5 pts. /Men 2nd/14 126 pts.

Current Team Notes:
In a home meet held in rainy conditions, the Westminster College women's track and field team won the Westminster Invitational Saturday with 139.5 points, while the Titan men's team placed second with 126 points. There were 13 women's teams at the meet and 14 men's teams. The Titan women won seven events and the men won four. PAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week senior Alisha Slater accounted for three event wins for the Titan women as she won the 100-meter dash (12.95), the long jump (5.24 m) and was the second leg in the winning 4x100 relay team (49.22). Slater also took second in the 200-meter dash (27.25). On the men's side, sophomore Anthony Thomas was first in the long jump with a leap of 6.49 meters. Senior Ryan Bell placed first in the javelin throw with a toss of 63.93 meters. Sophomore Aaron Sutton (Warren, OH / Howland) earned first in the 1500 meter run with the time of 4:05.65. Rounding out the first-place finishes for the men was senior JJ Faltot (23.10) who placed first in the 200-meter dash.

This Week's Schedule:
04/17/2012 4:00 PM at PAC North Quad Meet (at Geneva)
04/21/2012 10:00 AM at Baldwin-Wallace Invitational

MEN'S AND WOMEN'S GOLF

Last Week's Results:
Women: 04/15/2012 8:30 AM at Mercyhurst (at Downing Golf Club) 5th/5 (747)
Men: 04/15/2012 at Edward Jones Shootout (at Spring Church, Apollo, Pa.) 6th/7 (624)

Current Team Notes: The Westminster College women's golf team finished in fifth place with a 747 on Sunday at the two-day Mercyhurst Invitational held at Downing Golf course in Harbor Creek, Pa. As a team, Westminster improved nine strokes from day one with a 369. Senior Pamela Bonneau led Westminster with a 179 (92-87) for a tie in 12th place. Sophomore Rachel Sherman had the best stroke improvement in day two for the Titans with a 90, nine strokes better than round one totaling a 189. The men's team finished sixth at the Edward Jones Shootout. The two-round tournament hosted by Carnegie Mellon was held at The Links at Spring Church in Apollo, Pa. The Titans shot a 317 in day one on Saturday and 307 on Sunday for a 624. Senior David Mlinarich led the Titans with a tie in eighth place after an eight stroke improvement from day one with a 72, totaling 152.

This Week's Schedule:
Women: 04/16/2012 12:00 PM at Washington & Jefferson (at Southpointe Country Club)
Men: 04/19/2012 at Saint Vincent Invitational 04/21/2012 at Thiel Invitational

MEN'S TENNIS (5-10, 5-2 PAC)

Last Week's Results:
04/11/2012 4:00 PM THIEL*W, 6-3 BOX
04/13/2012 4:00 PM at Grove City*L, 2-7
04/15/2012 1:00 PM THOMAS MORE* W, 6-3

Current W/L Streak: W/1

Current Team Notes:
The Titans remained third in the PAC standings on Sunday after a 6-3 win over Thomas More. The pairs of junior Sean Black and freshman Mike Matisi and juniors Ryan Carr and Marshall Finelli dominated in the second and third doubles' spots, respectively, each with an 8-0 win. Westminster won big in the third through sixth singles spots. Earning shutout wins were Matisi and Carr.

Next Week's Schedule (include dates & times):
04/20/2012 - 4/21/2012 at PAC Championships (at Erie, Pa.) 04/21/2012 at PAC Championships (at Erie, Pa.)

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.