Monday, March 10, 2014
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - The Westminster College (2-2) softball team lost two games on Monday in day two of its Florida Trip. The Titans lost, 3-0, to Beloit in game one and lost, 4-2, to Washington in the nightcap.
Titan sophomore Amber Forrest (Clear Spring, MD / Clear Spring) got the loss in game one and moved to 1-1 on the season. Forrest pitched a complete game and gave up three runs (two earned) off five hits. Forrest tallied a career-high nine strikeouts and only had one walk. Westminster threatened to put runs on the board in the seventh inning with runners on second and third base, however, the Titans were unable to score.
In game two, down 2-0 in the bottom of the third inning, Westminster cut into Washington's lead after freshman Shelby Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) connected on a RBI-double. Beloit took a 3-1 lead in the top of the fourth. Brown brought Westminster within one run, again, after a RBI-single with two outs in the bottom of the fifth. Washington added an insurance run in the seventh.
The Titans will continue their 10-game Florida Trip tomorrow when the play Marietta at 9 a.m. and Greensboro at 11 a.m.
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 378 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.