Sunday, March 25, 2012
GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team swept Thiel College in a doubleheader on Sunday. The Titans (11-6, 3-0 PAC) won 3-1 in a pitchers duel in game one, while scoring two runs in the eighth inning. Westminster followed with a 7-6 victory in game two, holding off a late Tomcats' (6-9, 0-3 PAC) rally.
In game one, Westminster senior pitcher Patrick Mulligan (Brookfield, OH / Brookfield) threw a complete game en route to his third win on the season (3-0). Mulligan gave up one run (unearned) off five hits. He walked two batters and struck out three.
The Titans scored first in the top of the first inning with two outs. Junior Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, PA / West Middlesex), who got on base with a walk, scored from a Tomcat throwing error. Thiel tied it 1-1 in the third inning off a sacrifice fly from Eric King.
Neither team could break into the lead in the next four frames resulting in extra innings. Westminster did not waste anytime getting on the board as senior Tim Wiand (Pottstown, PA / Owen J. Roberts) hit his first home run of the season, for the eventual game-winning run. Junior Tyler Robinson (Creston, PA / Norwayne) added insurance for Westminster with a RBI-single to center field, driving home classmate Eric Dunn (Sarver, PA / Freeport).
Game two looked to be more one sided with the Titans taking a 7-2 lead into the seventh inning. Westminster held on as the Tomcats mustered four late runs.
On the mound for the Titans was senior Vince Iosue (Euclid, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) who went to 2-2 on the season. Iosue pitched 6.1 innings. He gave up five runs (three earned) and allowed four hits. Iosue walked two batters and struck out three. Junior Nick Grow (North East, PA / North East) earned his first collegiate save of his career.
The Titans' offense was paced by senior Ethan Yeager (Pottstown, PA / Owen J. Roberts) and Allen, who added three and two RBI, respectively.
Westminster is back in action on Tuesday and they host Grove City in a PAC doubleheader. Game one is scheduled for 2:00 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.