Friday, March 18, 2011
FORT PIERCE, Fla. - The Westminster College baseball team finished its trip to Fort Pierce, Fla., with a perfect 10-0 record Friday as the Titans defeated Centenary (N.J.) twice by scores of 8-1 and 8-4. Centenary is now 2-8 on the season.
Junior shortstop Steve Perrotta (New Castle, Pa./New Castle) batted a combined 5-for-8 with four RBI in the doubleheader to lead the Titans. Perrotta went 3-for-4 including two RBI in the first game before going 2-for-4 with two RBI in the second game. His two-run double in the second game broke a 3-3 tie in the fourth inning and the Titans never trailed for the remainder of the game.
Westminster's bats collected 13 hits in each game. Four Titans posted three-hit games. In addition to Perrotta, sophomore Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, Pa./West Middlesex) went 3-for-4 with a double in game one.
Freshman Nick Reinthaler (Canfield, Ohio/Canfield) and sophomore Chris Ross (West Pittsburg, Pa./New Castle) went 3-for-3 and 3-for-4, respectively, in the second game. Two of Reinthaler's three hits were run-scoring doubles as he finished with three RBI. Reinthaler hit a two-run double in the first inning to give Westminster a 2-0 lead.
Westminster once again benefitted from solid pitching performances. Junior Patrick Mulligan (Brookfield, Ohio/Brookfield) went the distance in game one, by going seven innings with seven strikeouts while surrendering one run on six hits and four walks.
Junior Justin Prejsnar (New Castle, Pa./New Castle) pitched into the sixth inning of the second game as he finished with five innings, seven hits, four runs, four strikeouts, five walks and two hit batsmen.
Westminster, off to its best start since the 1995 team went 12-0, is scheduled to play Hiram in Struthers, Ohio, March 23 at 3 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, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" 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.