Tuesday, March 29, 2011
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team came back from a two-run deficit in the second game to force a doubleheader split against visiting Waynesburg Tuesday, both by scores of 5-4, in the Titans' first on-campus home games of the season. The Titans are now 13-2 on the season and 3-2 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), while the Yellow Jackets are 5-12 overall and 3-2 in league action.
Sophomore Tyler Robinson (Creston, Pa./Norwayne) went 2-for-4 with three RBI in the second-game win to lead the Westminster offense that outhit the Yellow Jackets 8-6. Robinson hit a two-run double to tie the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning. Sophomore designated hitter Chris Ross (West Pittsburg, Pa./New Castle) also went 2-for-4.
The Titans' won the game with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning when sophomore outfielder Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, Pa./West Middlesex ) reached on an error and junior infielder Bud Main (Ellwood City, Pa./Riverside), who reached base on a single, scored from second for the game-winner.
Junior pitcher Patrick Mulligan (Brookfield, Ohio/Brookfield) improved to 4-0 by pitching four innings of relief with three strikeouts and four walks. Mulligan yielded two runs on two hits.
Allen led the Titan offense in game one by going 3-for-4.
Waynesburg, which outhit the Titans 14-12, came back from a 3-1 deficit with three runs in the fourth inning before hanging on after both teams plated a run in the sixth inning.
Freshman pitcher Ron Sullivan (Canfield, Ohio/Canfield) took his first loss of the season (3-1) as he went seven innings with five runs off 14 hits and one walk to go with three strikeouts.
Tim Knight pitched the win for Waynesburg, giving up four runs off 11 hits and no walks over 5 1/3 innings. Brendan Scioscia led Waynesburg's offense by going 3-for-4.
Westminster hosts Hiram Wednesday for a 2 p.m. doubleheader.
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.