Monday, March 4, 2013FORT PIERCE, Fla. - The Westminster College baseball team continued their hot start to the season after a double header sweep of Marywood. The Titans won with scores of 7-3 and 9-2. The Titans improved to 4-0 on the season, while Marywood dropped to 0-2.
In game one, sophomore John Jones (Ligonier, PA / Ligonier Valley) took the hill for the Titans, earning his first win of the season. Jones went five innings, striking out three and surrendering only two hits. Senior closer Nick Grow (North East, PA / North East) picked up his second save of the season, after pitching the final two innings of the game while striking out three.
The Titans took an early lead in the second inning after a solo homerun by senior Ty Miller (Clinton, PA / Hopewell). After Marywood tied the game, Westminster took a one-run lead in the fifth when senior Chris Ross (West Pittsburgh, PA / New Castle) singled and drove in senior Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, PA / West Middlesex). Ross, Allen and senior Ty Robinson (Creston, OH / Norwayne) led the Titans with two RBI a piece.
Game two was led by the pitching of senior Liam Halferty (Pittsburgh, PA / Pittsburgh Central Catholic). He went a complete game with two strikeouts and gave up only one earned run. Halferty earned his first win of the season and pitched his first career complete game.
On the offensive side, Westminster was led by Ross, who went 3-4 along with junior Nick Reinthaler (Canfield, OH / Canfield), who went 2-3 with two RBI.
The Titans look to add to their four-game winning streak when they compete tomorrow against Lebanon Valley in a double header. The first pitch is set for 11 pm.
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.