Baseball: Halferty Pitches Titans to Victory; Grow Sets Career Saves Record

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball beat Geneva on Tuesday.  The team took game three of the series with a score of 4-1.  The Titans improve to 14-18 (6-10 PAC), while the Golden Tornadoes fall to 12-18 (7-11 PAC) for the season. 

 
The Titans fell behind early in the first inning 1-0, but scored the final four runs in the game.

 
Senior Chris Ross (West Pittsburgh, PA / New Castle) tied the game up, when he scored on a pass ball.  The Titans took the lead in the fifth inning on a RBI double by sophomore Jared Heck (Pittsburgh, PA / North Hills).  Heck went 2-5 on the day with an RBI.  Senior Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, PA / West Middlesex) had a good day at the plate going 2-5 with an RBI.
 

Senior pitcher Liam Halferty (Pittsburgh, PA / Central Catholic) was dominant on the mound, going eight innings and walking just two to earn the win.  Halferty battled out of a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the eight without letting a run score to maintain the Titans 4-1 lead. 


Senior closer Nick Grow (North East, PA / North East) came in and shut it down in the final inning to earn his seventh save of the year.  In doing so, Grow recorded his tenth career save and now holds the Westminster career record for saves.
 

The Titans are back in action on Friday, April 26 against Waynesburg at Consol Energy Park in Washington, PA. 
 

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.

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