Saturday, March 30, 2013
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - The Westminster College baseball team split with Thomas More Saturday in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) doubleheader. The Titans won game one, 10-8, and lost game two, 7-5. The Titans moved to 8-9 overall and 1-4 in the PAC, while the Saints went to 10-6 overall and 3-3 in the conference.
In game one, the Titans registered seven runs with two outs in the top of the first inning. Westminster started the scoring spree with back-to-back singles from senior Ty Miller (Clinton, PA / Hopewell) and sophomore Jared Heck (Pittsburgh, PA / North Hills). One batter later, sophomore John Jones (Ligonier, PA / Ligonier Valley) connected on a two-run RBI single. Also batting in runs was sophomore Duncan Watt (Pickering, ON, Canada / Dunbarton) with a walk and senior Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, PA / West Middlesex) who singled in two runs. Thomas More, down 10-4 in the bottom of the fourth inning, threatened with four more runs. Titan senior pitcher Nick Grow (North East, PA / North East) picked up his first win of the year as he pitched 3.2 scoreless innings and only gave up two hits.
In the nightcap, Westminster had an early 4-0 lead after one run in the first inning and three in the second. Senior Chris Ross (West Pittsburg, PA / New Castle) singled in Watt in the first inning. In the second, Allen added an RBI and senior Tyler Robinson (Creston, OH / Norwayne) connected on a 2-RBI double. The Saints scored five runs in the bottom of the second to take a 5-4 lead and never lost the lead. Westminster sophomore pitcher Kyle Borton (Mineral Ridge, OH / Mineral Ridge) (0-3) pitched 2.2 innings and gave up two runs off five hits.
Westminster is back on the diamond on Tuesday when it travels to Grove City in a doubleheader. Game one is slated for 1 p.m.
Updated on April 1, 1:04 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.