Thursday, May 1, 2014
BETHANY, W. Va. - The Westminster College baseball team lost, 9-5, in a nine-inning game at Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Bethany on Thursday. The Titans were unable to recover from an 8-0 Bethany lead after the Bison scored eight runs with two outs in the bottom of the third inning.
Bethany (18-13, 13-8 PAC) added a run in the bottom of the fifth to take a 9-0 lead.
Westminster (11-21, 8-12 PAC) got on the scoreboard with two runs in the top of the seventh. Junior Jake Haubrich (North Huntingdon, PA / Norwin) doubled home senior Nicholas Reinthaler (Canfield, OH / Canfield), tying him for first on the team with 11 doubles on the year. Junior Jared Heck (Pittsburgh, PA / North Hills) scored the second run off a Bison wild pitch.
The Titans cut Bethany's lead to 9-5 with three runs in their last at bat. Titan freshman Ty Ferlin (Latrobe, PA / Ligonier Valley) scored Haubrich with a ground out to first base. Sophomore Dylan Thomas (Washington, PA / Trinity) singled home senior Kyle Dickel (Medina, OH / Buckeye), followed by an RBI-single from sophomore Ryan Dunn (Freeport, PA / Freeport), scoring junior Duncan Watt (Pickering, ON / Dunbarton).
Westminster junior John Jones (New Wilmington, PA / Ligonier Valley) (0-3) got the starting nod and pitched 2.2 innings, giving up eight runs on 10 hits and walking one batter.
The Titans will play Waynesburg on Friday in a nine-inning game for their Senior Day. The starting time is set for 4 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.