Baseball: Titans Swept at Waynesburg

Saturday, May 3, 2014

WAYNESBURG, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team was swept in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) doubleheader at Waynesburg on Saturday. The Titans lost game one, 15-0, and game two, 17-5.

In game one, Waynesburg (17-23, 13-11 PAC) scored nine runs in the first inning, one in the second, three in the third, and two in the fourth. The Yellow Jackets out-hit the Titans 19-4. Westminster (11-24, 8-15 PAC) sophomore pitcher Kyle Borton (Mineral Ridge, OH / Mineral Ridge) (3-6) went 0.1 innings and gave up eight runs on seven hits.

In the nightcap, Waynesburg led 2-0 after it scored two runs in the bottom of the first. The Titans, however, took a 3-2 lead with three runs in the second. Junior Jared Heck (Pittsburgh, PA / North Hills) scored classmate John Jones (New Wilmington, PA / Ligonier Valley) with a ground out to third base. Four batters later, junior Duncan Watt (Pickering, ON / Dunbarton) connected on a two-run-singleĀ  to center field, scoring freshman Kellen Gursky (Greenville, PA / Reynolds) and junior Jake Haubrich (North Huntingdon, PA / Norwin).

Watt gave the Titans a 5-2 lead with his second two-run-single of the game in the fourth inning, however, Waynesburg took an 8-5 lead with six runs in the bottom half. The Yellow Jackets pulled away with nine runs in the bottom of the sixth. Waynesburg out-hit Westminster 20-5.

Titan freshman pitcher Nate McMaster (Stow, OH / Stow-Munroe Falls) (2-4) went 3.1 innings, giving up eight runs on 13 hits. McMaster struck out one batter and walked the same.

Westminster is next scheduled to play at Grove City on Monday at 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.

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