Thursday, March 28, 2013
ASHLAND, Ohio - The Westminster College softball team split with Case Western on Thursday in a non-conference doubleheader. The Titans lost, 6-3, in game one and won, 2-1, in game two. Westminster moved to 4-8 overall, while the Spartans went to 8-9 overall. The games were played at Ashland University.
In game one, Westminster had an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when senior Layne Carpenter (Marietta, OH / Marietta) homered to left center field. Carpenter has a team-leading two home runs on the year.
Up 2-1, the Spartans pulled away with four runs in the top of the sixth inning. For the game, Case Western out-hit Westminster 10-3. Titan senior pitcher Chelsea Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) (1-5) pitched 5.1 innings and gave up six runs (four earned) off eight hits. Brown struck out a season-high seven batters and walked none.
In game two, down 1-0, the Titans tied the game in the bottom of the fifth inning after a double from freshman Ashley Smith (Spartansburg, PA / Titusville). Junior Erika Pamer (Beaver Falls, PA / Beaver Falls) scored on the play. Westminster won in its last at bat in the seventh inning when senior Brittany Gamble (Poland, OH / Poland Seminary) singled to third base and freshman Alexis Sheffer (Seneca, PA / Cranberry) scored after the Spartans' catcher dropped the ball at home plate. Smith (2-2) earned the win in 3.0 innings of work.
Westminster will play at Thomas More tomorrow in a Presidents' Athletic Conference doubleheader. Game one is slated for 12 p.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.