Saturday, March 10, 2012
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - On Friday, the last day of the 2012 Rebel Games, the Westminster College softball team lost the first game to Methodist University 8-3. The Lady Titans then went on the beat Emmanuel College 5-1. The Titans finished 3-7 at the Rebel Games, the Monarchs improved to 10-5, and the Saints fell to 1-9.
In game one, the Lady Titans had eight hits. Junior center fielder Brittany Gamble (Poland, OH / Poland Seminary), sophomore second baseman Kelsey Squelch (Pittsburgh, PA / Perry Traditional), and freshman right fielder Carly Wallock (DuBois, PA / DuBois) all had two hits apiece. Westminster scored all three runs in the fifth inning.
Junior pitcher Chelsea Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) (2-3) was on the mound for the Titans. The Monarchs scored in six of the seven innings.
In game two, the Lady Titans got on the scoreboard in the third inning when Carly Wallock singled in Kelsey Squelch. Westminster tacked on two more runs in the fifth and seventh innings.
The Lady Titans had 12 hits in the contest, Squelch led with three hits and an RBI. Junior shortstop Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) and senior third baseman Julie Norris (Sharon, PA / Sharon) had two hits apiece.
Junior pitcher Layne Carpenter (Marietta, OH / Marietta) started the game for Westminster; she pitched three innings, struck out two batters, and only gave up one earned run.
Freshman pitcher Carly Laffakis (Pittsburgh, PA / North Catholic) (1-1) earned the win and pitched three innings only giving up one hit. Chelsea Brown closed out the last inning with one strikeout.
Westminster plays again on March 21 at Case Western Reserve with a 3:30 p.m. first pitch.
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.