Wednesday, February 20, 2013
GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) released the results of its 2013 Preseason Baseball Coaches' Poll Monday and the defending PAC Champion Westminster College was tied to finish sixth with 32 points.
The poll collected votes from each of the nine head baseball coaches in the PAC.
Washington & Jefferson totaled six of the nine available first-place votes and accumulated 77 of a maximum 81 total points. Thomas More received the second-most votes in the poll and totaled 70 points along with one first-place vote. Saint Vincent finished third in the poll with 53 points and was followed by Thiel in fourth with 49 points and one first-place vote. Waynesburg was fifth with 47 points, followed by a sixth-place tie between Bethany (32) and the Titans (32, final first-place vote). Grove City (23) in eighth and Geneva in ninth (22) rounded out the poll.
Westminster seniors OF Ty Robinson (Creston, Ohio/Norwayne), OF Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, Pa./West Middlesex), and P Nick Grow (North East, Pa./North East) were listed on the "Players to Watch."
The 2012 Titans (28-17) had a record-setting 28 wins, won its second Presidents' Athletic Conference Title in school history, recorded Westminster's first trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament, and had seven players named to the 2012 All-PAC Team. Westminster starts its 2013 season when it travels to Spring Training in Fla. on March 3.
***The Presidents' Athletic Conference contributed to this release.
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 377 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.