Saturday, April 13, 2013BETHANY, W. Va. - The Westminster College baseball team split with Bethany in a conference doubleheader on Saturday in Bethany, WV. The Titans lost game one 7-5, but rallied back to take game two with a 15-11 victory.
Westminster moved to 11-14 (3-6 PAC), while the Bison went to 4-16 (2-11 PAC) on the season.
In game one, the Titans were led by senior Eric Dunn (Freeport, PA / Freeport), who went 2-2 with an RBI. The Titans were unable to overcome a six run third inning by Bethany that gave them a 7-1 lead. Senior Andy Wallen (Erie, PA / Iroquois) and junior Tyler Swihart (Aliquippa, PA / Hopewell) combined for 3.1 innings of scoreless relief out of the bullpen, while sophomore starter John Jones (Ligonier, PA / Ligonier Valley) took the loss, surrendering seven runs (all earned) in 2.2 innings.
The Titans turned it around in game two putting up 15 runs, including a six run burst in the fourth and added another five in the sixth. The Titans rallied in the sixth, down 11-8, to take the lead on a 2 run double by junior Nick Reinthaler (Canfield, OH / Canfield). Reinthaler finished the game 3-4 with two doubles and five RBIs. Senior Chris Ross (West Pittsburgh, PA / New Castle) went 2 for 3 on the game with three RBIs.
Junior Ron Sullivan (Boardman, OH / Canfield) started the game for the Titans, but saw an early exit after allowing five runs (two earned). Wallen added two inning of effective relief giving up two runs (one earned) before senior Nick Grow (North East, PA / North East) earned his second win of the season going the final 2.1 innings of the game.
The Titans are back in action Sunday to finish up the PAC series against Bethany at home, with first pitch set for 2:30 p.m.
This release was written by Nick Grow ('13), senior accounting major
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