Monday, March 5, 2012
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - On the second day of the Rebel Games, the Westminster College softball team lost to Trine University 7-1. The Lady Titans lost in the second game versus Sage College 2-0. The Titans fell to 1-2 on the season, while the Thunder improved to 1-1, and the Gators improved to 2-1.
In game one, Trine jumped out to a 5-0 lead through four innings before the Titans got on the scoreboard. The Thunder scored one run in the first and second inning and three runs in the third inning.
In the top of the fifth for the Lady Titans, sophomore first baseman Lauren Stoczynski (Erie, PA / Harbor Creek) started the inning with a leadoff walk. Sophomore outfielder Katy Balko (New Stanton, PA / Hempfield) then successfully bunted Stocyznski over to second base. Sophomore outfielder Erika Pamer (Beaver Falls, PA / Beaver Falls) grounded out, advancing Stocyznski to third. Freshman outfielder Carly Wallock (DuBois, PA / DuBois) reached on an error, plating the lone Titan run.
Junior pitcher Chelsea Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) (1-1) took the loss for the Lady Titans. She pitched four innings giving up seven hits and four earned runs, Brown also struck out one batter. Freshman pitcher Carly Laffakis (Pittsburgh, PA / North Catholic) closed out the last two innings for Westminster giving up four hits and two earned runs.
Chelsea Brown, junior shortstop Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney), and senior third baseman Erica Kimmick (Parma, OH / Cuyahoga Heights) each had one hit for the Lady Titans.
In the second game, the Lady Titans recorded four hits. Freshman second baseman Kelsey Squelch (Pittsburgh, Pa / Perry Traditional), junior outfielder Olet Stasko (McDonald, PA / West Allegheny), freshman outfielder Carly Wallock, and sophomore outfielder Erica Pamer all had one hit apiece.
The Sage Gators scored one run in the second inning and one run in the seventh inning en route to a 2-0 victory.
The Lady Titans will play Muskingum University at 11:00am and Widener University at 3:00pm tomorrow.
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, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, 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 376 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 42 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.