Baseball: Waynesburg Spoils Titans' Senior Day with 11-3 Win

Friday, May 2, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team lost, 11-3, to Waynesburg in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action on Senior Day on Friday.

The Titans (11-22, 8-13 PAC) took a 3-0 lead with three runs in the bottom of the first inning, all with two outs. Senior Nicholas Reinthaler (Canfield, OH / Canfield) singled home junior Duncan Watt (Pickering, ON / Dunbarton). Two batters later, junior Jake Haubrich (North Huntingdon, PA / Norwin) scored junior John Jones (New Wilmington, PA / Ligonier Valley) with a walk, followed by an RBI-single off the bat of junior Jason Avery (New Castle, PA / New Castle) which scored Reinthaler.

Waynesburg (15-23, 11-11 PAC) pitcher Brian Resnik (8-4) settled down after the first and did not surrender a run in the eight remaining innings for a complete-game win. Titan senior pitcher Scott Hanicak (Ellwood City, PA / Laurel) moved to 4-6 on the season, throwing 6.2 innings and giving up seven runs (three earned) on nine hits. Hanicak struck out five batters and walked one.

The Yellow Jackets scored two runs in the second and tied the game, 3-3, with a run in the sixth. Waynesburg added four runs in both the seventh and eighth innings.

The Titans will travel to Waynesburg on Saturday for a PAC 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.

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