Monday, March 26, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College softball team took both games of a doubleheader versus Pitt-Bradford. The Lady Titans won the first game 2-1 (8) and the nightcap 4-0. Westminster improved to 6-10 on the season while the Panthers fell to 1-15.
In game one, both teams scored a run in their part of the first inning. Sophomore second baseman Kelsey Squelch (Pittsburgh, PA / Perry Traditional) led off with a walk and junior catcher Olet Stasko (McDonald, PA / West Allegheny) successfully bunted her over to second. Freshman outfielder Carly Wallock (DuBois, PA / DuBois) then doubled to plate the first run for the Lady Titans.
Neither team scored again in regulation, so the game was taken to an extra frame. In the bottom of the eighth inning, junior shortstop Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney) started a rally with a single to left field. Senior third baseman Erica Kimmick (Parma, OH / Cuyahoga Heights) walked, and then junior designated hitter Layne Carpenter (Parma, OH / Cuyahoga Heights) knocked in the game winning run with a single to right field.
Kimmick led the Lady Titans with two hits in the first game. Junior pitcher Chelsea Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) (4-4) earned the win for Westminster. Brown pitched a complete game, struck out seven, and only allowed one earned run.
In the second game, Westminster got on the scoreboard in the third inning with two runs off two hits. The Lady Titans led off both the fourth and fifth inning with home runs. Chelsea Brown homered to center in the fourth and Katie Hughes homered to left center in the fifth to lead 4-0. These were the first home runs of the season for Westminster this season.
Kelsey Squelch and Layne Carpenter led the Lady Titans with two hits apiece. Carly Wallock (1-3) earned her first win of the season on the hill. Wallock pitched a complete game shutout and struck out five Panthers.
Westminster looks to continue its winning streak on Wednesday at Ursuline College at 3:30pm.
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.