Monday, April 15, 2013GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Westminster College softball team completed the sweep of PAC foe Thiel today in Greenville. The Titans took game two of the series Monday with a score of 6-3. The Titans improve to 15-9 (9-1 PAC), extending their winning streak to 10 games, while the Tomcats fall to 8-16 (3-7 PAC).
Senior Olet Stasko (McDonald, PA / West Allegheny) led the Titans offensively, going 2-3 with three RBIs. Junior Kelsey Squelch (Pittsburgh, PA / Perry Traditional) went 1-2 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored.
The Titans took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning when freshman Amber Forrest (Clear Spring, MD / Clear Spring) scored on Tomcat error. The lead grew to 3-0 in the second, when Stasko drove in two on a single up the middle.
Thiel battled back from down 6-1 in the bottom of the seventh, scoring two and had the bases loaded before senior Chelsea Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) struck out the final batter of the game to seal the Titan victory.
Brown, who was named PAC Pitcher of the Week earlier in the day, lived up to the honor on the mound going a complete game for her seventh win of the season. In seven innings Brown allowed only two earned runs and surrendered just one walk, while striking out four.
The Titans are back on the diamond Wednesday April 17 for a PAC doubleheader at home vs. Geneva. First pitch is slated for 3:30 pm.
This release was written by Nick Grow ('13), senior accounting major
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