Softball: Titans Suffer Season-Ending Loss to Thiel in PAC Tournament

Friday, May 4, 2012

LATROBE, Pa. - The Westminster College softball team was eliminated from the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Tournament Friday as the third-seeded Titans lost to the second-seeded Thiel, 1-0. The Titans finish the season with a record of 22-19 while Thiel (20-19) advanced to the championship round later today versus the fourth-seeded Geneva.

Junior pitcher Chelsea Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) finishes the season at 16-9, seven wins higher than her season-high.  In the game, Brown earned a complete game in six innings of work and gave up one run off four hits. She struck out four batters, finishing with a season-best 115 strikeouts on the year.

Thiel's lone run in the fifth inning proved to be the game-winner. The Titans' offense, that was held hitless through four innings, threatened to score in the fifth inning with runners on first and second base but no runs were produced.

Westminster had another scoring opportunity in the sixth inning with two outs after back-to-back singles from junior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) and Carly Wallock (DuBois, PA / DuBois), but was once again held scoreless.

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.

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