Saturday, April 5, 2014
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Westminster College baseball team was swept in a non-conference doubleheader at the No. 21 nationally ranked Case Western on Saturday. The Titans lost, 12-1, in game one and, 21-0 in seven innings, in game two.
In game one, Case Western (17-5) scored one run in the first, five in the fourth, one in the fifth, four in the seventh, and one in the eighth. The Titans (6-13) scored their lone run in the top of the seventh when junior Jake Haubrich (North Huntingdon, PA / Norwin) doubled-in classmate Jared Heck (Pittsburgh, PA / North Hills). The hit was Haubrich's 10th RBI and fourth double of the season. Titan senior Scott Hanicak (Ellwood City, PA / Laurel) (2-4) went 3.2 innings in the loss, while striking out five batters and walking two. Hanicak gave up five runs off seven hits.
The Spartans were as dominate at the plate as they were on the mound in game two. Case Western only gave up one hit and scored its 21 runs off 16 hits. Titan sophomore Kyle Borton (Mineral Ridge, OH / Mineral Ridge) (2-4) went three innings, while giving up nine runs off 10 hits. Borton struck out two batters and walked four.
Westminster is back in action on Wednesday when it travels to Washington & Jefferson for a nine-inning game, starting at 4 p.m. The Titans' next home game is a doubleheader versus Grove City on Saturday, April 12, starting 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.