Thursday, March 7, 2013KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Westminster College (2-6) softball team lost two games on Thursday in the Rebel Spring Games. The Titans lost, 4-0, to Alvernia in game one and 8-7 against Beloit in the nightcap.
Westminster senior pitcher Chelsea Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) (1-3) went six innings in game one and gave up two runs (one earned) off eight hits. Brown struck out three batters and walked none.
Alvernia (7-0) scored one run in the fourth inning, one in the sixth, and two in the seventh. The Crusaders out-hit the Titans 10-5.
In game two, Westminster took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Freshman Allison Hryadil (Pittsburgh, PA / Montour) batted in junior Kelsey Squelch (Pittsburgh, PA / Perry Traditional) with a double to left field and senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) scored on a pass ball.
Beloit tied the game at 2-2 after a run in the first and second inning, however the Titans regained the lead with two runs in the top of the third inning. Freshman Alexis Sheffer (Seneca, PA / Cranberry) hit a two-run single to right field, scoring Hughes and Hryadil. The Buccaneers, however, responded with a three-run third inning to take their first lead of the game at 5-4.
Beloit added three more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take an 8-4 lead. Westminster scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning but was unable to regain the lead. Hryadil led the Titans at the plate batting 3-4 with an RBI. Sheffer and Squelch each had two RBI.
The Titans will finish their Rebel Spring Games tomorrow as they play Simpson at 8 a.m. and Muskingum at 11 a.m.
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.