Thursday, March 8, 2012
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - After a day off, the Westminster College softball team came back strong at the Rebel Games with an 8-0 (6 Innings) win over Bluffton University. The Lady Titans then fell versus Saint Benedict 2-0. The Lady Titans are now 2-6 on the season, while the Beavers fell to 5-2, and the Blazers improved to 5-4.
In game one, The Lady Titans started out strong scoring four runs off four hits in the first inning. Sophomore second baseman Kelsey Squelch (Pittsburgh, PA / Perry Traditional) led off with a single. Junior catcher Olet Stasko (McDonald, PA / West Allegheny) followed with a single, and freshman outfielder Carly Wallock (DuBois, PA / DuBois) knocked in the first run of the game as she grounded out.
Sophomore first baseman Lauren Stocyznski (Erie, PA / Harbor Creek) singled in another run. Senior third baseman Erica Kimmick (Parma, OH / Cuyahoga Heights) singled in another run, and the final run of the first inning was scored on a wild pitch by junior outfielder Brittany Gamble (Poland, OH / Poland Seminary).
Westminster followed with three more runs in the fifth inning and one run in the sixth inning. Junior pitcher Chelsea Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) (2-2) recorded the win for the Lady Titans. Brown only gave up three hits and she struck out two batters.
Stocyznski led Westminster with two hits and Kimmick had a team-high two RBIs.
In game two, the Lady Titans lost a low-scoring battle versus the Blazers of Saint Benedict. The Blazers scored a run in the third inning, and an insurance run in the seventh inning en route to a 2-0 victory.
Erica Kimmick led the Lady Titans with two hits in the contest, Carly Wallock and Olet Stasko had one hit apiece.
Freshman pitcher Carly Leffakis (Pittsburgh, PA / North Catholic) (0-1) took the loss for the Lady Titans, and junior Layne Carpenter (Marietta, OH / Marietta) also pitched in the game.
Westminster will wrap up the Rebel Games with contests versus Methodist (9:00am) and Emmanuel (11:00am) on Friday.
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.