Thursday, March 27, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College softball team had its five-game winning streak snapped as it was swept at home by Case Western on Thursday. The Titans lost game one, 7-5, and game two, 13-0.
The Titans fell to 10-6 overall, while the Spartans improved to 12-8.
Westminster, down 5-0 going into the bottom of the second inning of game one, cut into Case Western's lead after back-to-back RBI-singles from freshman Francesca Nardone (Ellwood City, PA / Lincoln) and senior Kelsey Squelch (Pittsburgh, PA / Perry Traditional). Down 7-2 after three innings of play, the Titans cut the Spartans' lead to 7-5 after three runs in the bottom of the fourth; senior Erika Pamer (Beaver Falls, PA / Beaver Falls) and sophomore Lexi Sheffer (Seneca, PA / Cranberry) each registered an RBI. Titan junior pitcher Ashley Smith (Spartansburg, PA / Titusville) got the loss in six innings of work and went to 5-2 on the season.
In game two, Case Western scored five runs in the first inning, three in the third, and five in the fourth. The Spartans out-hit the Titans, 18-4. Westminster sophomore Amber Forrest (Clear Spring, MD / Clear Spring) pitched 3.1 innings and moved to 5-2 overall.
The Titans will travel to Washington & Jefferson on Saturday for a doubleheader. First pitch of game one is set for 1 p.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.