Thursday, April 4, 2013NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team lost, 6-3, to Saint Vincent at home in a nine-inning game on Thursday. The Titans dropped to 9-10 overall and 2-5 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, while the Bearcats improved to 7-7 overall and 4-1 in conference play.
Tied 3-3 in the top of the sixth inning, Saint Vincent pulled away with three runs. Saint Vincent crossed home plate off a Titan throwing error followed by an RBI-single, giving the Bearcats a 5-3 lead. The Bearcats added one more score off a sacrifice fly to right field. Titan senior pitcher Liam Halferty (Pittsburgh, PA / Central Catholic) (2-2) got the loss after 2.1 innings pitched. Halferty gave up three runs (two earned) off seven hits.
For the game, Saint Vincent out-hit the Titans 16-9. Senior Chris Ross (West Pittsburg, PA / New Castle), sophomore Jared Heck (Pittsburgh, PA / North Hills), and junior Nick Reinthaler (Canfield, OH / Canfield) earned multiple hits for the Titans.
The Titans will look to get back in the win column when they host Case Western Reserve on Saturday in a non-conference doubleheader. Game one is slated for 1 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.