Wednesday, April 10, 2013NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Senior Chelsea Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) led the Titans with three doubles at the plate and a shutout on the mound as the Westminster College softball team won, 7-0, at home versus Thiel. The game ended in the sixth inning after the game was stopped due to weather. Game two of the doubleheader was postponed and will be played at Thiel on Friday.
Westminster improved to 12-9 overall and 6-1 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, while the Tomcats dropped to 7-14 overall and 2-5 in the conference.
The Titans scored first in the bottom of the third inning with three runs. Junior Lauren Stoczynski (Erie, PA / Harbor Creek) scored the first run as she singled to right field, scoring senior Olet Stasko (McDonald, PA / West Allegheny). Two batters later, Brown connected on a two-RBI double to left center to give the Titans a 3-0 lead. Junior Kesley Squelch (Pittsburgh, PA / Perry Traditional) and Stoczynski scored on the play.
Brown hit another two-RBI double in the fifth inning, scoring Squelch and senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney), putting Westminster in front 5-0.
The Titans added two more in the sixth inning after an RBI-single from Hughes and a RBI-double from Stoczynski. The game was then stopped after the sighting of lightning with two outs.
Brown improved to 6-5 overall as she pitched six complete shutout innings and only gave up two hits. Brown struck out four batters and walked one.
The time for game two at Thiel on Friday has yet to be determined.
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.