Friday, March 23, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team opened its Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) play on Friday with a 3-1 win over Thiel College. The Titans improved to 9-6 overall and 1-0 in the PAC. The Tomcats dropped to 6-7 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Titan Athlete of the Week senior Justin Prejsnar (New Castle, PA / New Castle) was on the mound for Westminster and stayed perfect at 3-0 after a complete game victory. Prejsnar gave up one run (unearned) off 10 hits, while walking one batter and striking out five.
The Titans scored first in the bottom of the third inning. Senior David Schafer (Hermitage, PA / Hickory) scored the run for Westminster with an RBI-single, bringing home junior Tyler Robinson (Creston, PA / Norwayne).
Thiel responded in the following inning with an RBI-sacrifice fly, tying the game at 1-1. Westminster, however took the lead in the bottom half of the fifth inning when Robinson touched home plate. The Titans added insurance in the sixth inning after an RBI-single from junior Chris Ross (West Pittsburg, PA / New Castle). Senior Justin King (Fombell, PA / Riverside) scored on the play.
Westminster will face the Tomcats tomorrow in Greenville, Pa. for a doubleheader. Game one is slated to start at 1:00 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, 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.