Wednesday, May 16, 2012Marietta, Ohio - Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Baseball Champion Westminster College (28-16) lost, 13-7, to St. John Fisher (30-10) in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Mideast Regionals on Wednesday. The tournament is hosted by Marietta College. The Titans, the No. 5 seed, will play the loser of game two consisting of the No. 1-seeded Marietta and No. 8-seeded La Roche, while the No. 4 Cardinals will play the winner of the same game.
St. John Fisher scored one run in the first inning, four in the second, three in the third, one in the fifth, one in the sixth, and three in the seventh.
Westminster senior First Team All-PAC pitcher Justin Prejsnar (New Castle, PA / New Castle) (7-2) got the loss. Prejsnar went two and two thirds innings and gave up eight runs (four earned) off 11 hits. He fanned one and walked none.
Down 5-0 in the top of the third inning, Westminster put its first runs on the board after a Perrotta two-run home run, his second of the season. Classmate David Schafer (Hermitage, PA / Hickory), who led off the inning with a single, scored on the play.
Westminster cut St. John Fisher's lead to 10-5 after three runs in the seventh innings. After junior Ty Miller (Clinton, PA / Hopewell) scored on a Cardinal error, junior Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, PA / West Middlesex) connected on a two-run RBI single down the right side of the field which scored Perrotta and junior Adam Dunn (Sarver, PA / Freeport). The Titans would score two more runs in the eighth inning off back-to-back RBIs from senior Charles Hedland (New Castle, PA / Union) and Perrotta.
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.