Wednesday, April 2, 2014NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Titan freshman Nate McMaster (Stow, OH / Stow-Munroe Falls) pitched six scoreless innings, guiding the Westminster College baseball team to an 8-3 win versus Geneva at home on Wednesday.
McMaster, who earned his first win of the season, struck out two batters and walked one, while giving up only five hits. Titan junior John Jones (New Wilmington, PA / Ligonier Valley) was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate. Westminster had five extra base hits, all doubles, led by senior Nicholas Reinthaler (Canfield, OH / Canfield) who had two. Reinthaler tied with junior Jared Heck (Pittsburgh, PA / North Hills) for a team-high two RBI.
Westminster (6-11, 3-4) led 8-0 after seven innings of play. The Titans started out strong with three runs in the bottom of the first. Reinthaler scored the first two Titan runs with a 2-RBI double to right field, scoring sophomore Ryan Dunn (Freeport, PA / Freeport) and junior Duncan Watt (Pickering, ON / Dunbarton). Heck batted in the third run after a fielder's choice, scoring Reinthaler.
The Titans took a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Freshman Ty Ferlin (Latrobe, PA / Ligonier Valley) singled-in junior Jake Haubrich (North Huntingdon, PA / Norwin), followed by an RBI-double from Watt; scoring Ferlin.
Westminster added one run in the fourth inning, one in the fifth, and one in the sixth. Heck earned an RBI after being hit by a pitch in the fourth. Dunn and Haubrich connected on an RBI-single in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively.
Geneva (6-15, 2-6) managed two runs in the eighth inning and one in the ninth.
Westminster will travel to Case Western on Saturday for a non-conference double header. First pitch of game one is at 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.