Friday, April 19, 2013NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team lost adoubleheader Thursday to Geneva. Geneva took the first game 4-3, and the second game 9-3.
Westminster falls to 11-17 (3-9 PAC), while the Golden Tornado improve to 12-17 (7-10 PAC) on the season.
In game one the Titans jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI triple by senior Ty Robinson (Creston, OH / Norwayne) and an RBI double by senior Ty Miller (Clinton, PA / Hopewell). Geneva plated one run in the second to push the score to 2-1. The Titans carried a 4-1 lead heading into the fifth before Geneva was able to score three runs and take the lead, 4-3. Westminster was unable to put another run on the board in their final three at bats.
Senior pitcher Liam Halferty (Pittsburgh, PA / Central Catholic) took the loss, despite an excellent outing. Halferty did not give up an earned run in his complete game, to go along with four strikeouts and allowing just five hits.
Game two got away from the Titans early as Geneva scored six runs in the second inning, with the help of three Titan errors. Junior pitcher Ron Sullivan (Boardman, OH / Canfield) took the loss after going one inning and allowing six runs (three earned). Senior Andy Wallen (Erie, PA / Iroquois) and junior Ty Swihart (Aliquippa, PA / Hopewell) combined for six innings out of the pen to finish out the game.
John Jones (Ligonier , PA / Ligonier Valley) led the offense, going 1-3 with two RBIs.
The Titans are back in action Saturday for a doubleheader at home vs. Thiel. First pitch set for 1:00 p.m.
This release was written by Nick Grow ('13), senior accounting major
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.