Saturday, April 26, 2014
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team split with Thomas More in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) home doubleheader on Saturday. The Titans lost, 5-2, in game one, however defeated the Saints in game two, 14-3.
Thomas More took a 5-0 lead by scoring one run in the third inning, one in the fourth, and three in the fifth. The Titans got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth when freshman Kellen Gursky (Greenville, PA / Reynolds) hit a double, sending in junior Jake Haubrich (North Huntingdon, PA / Norwin). The Titans scored one more run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Titan freshman Nate McMaster (Stow, OH / Stow-Munroe Falls) (2-3) pitched five innings in game one and gave up five runs (four earned) on 11 hits. McMaster walked two batters and struck out two.
The Titans came out in game two ready to play by scoring at least one run in every inning.
In the first inning sophomore Ryan Dunn (Freeport, PA / Freeport) doubled to right field sending in freshman Sean Coyne (New Castle, PA / New Castle). Junior John Jones (New Wilmington, PA / Ligonier Valley) doubled to left field sending in Dunn. Jones was able to score on an error by the catcher and junior Jared Heck (Pittsburgh, PA / North Hills) followed suit. Haubrich scored off freshman Ty Ferlin (Latrobe, PA / Ligonier Valley) single to center field.
The Titans earned an additional five runs throughout the second (1), third (3) and fourth (1) innings.
Thomas More started to make a comeback by scoring two runs in the top of the fifth, but Westminster kept up its lead by scoring two more runs in the bottom of the inning.
The Saints scored their last run in the top of the sixth, while the Titans went on to score two more runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Senior Scott Hanicak (Ellwood City, PA / Laurel) (4-5) pitched five innings allowing just two runs on eight hits. Hanicak struck out three batters and walked one.
The Titans will play tomorrow against Thomas More in a nine-inning game 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.