Wednesday, April 4, 2012
GROVE CITY, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team will face off versus Grove City College for a nine-inning game today at R. Jack Behringer Field in Grove City, Pennsylvania. The Titans are atop of the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) at 5-0 and 14-7 overall, while the Wolverines are currently last at 4-16 and 2-6 in the conference.
Westminster has been playing some good baseball of late, they have won nine of the 11 games played since their spring training trip in Fort Pierce, Florida. Last week, Westminster received 14 national rankings votes from the D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25 poll.
Pitching has been the answer for the Titans this season as their team earned run average leads the PAC at 2.51. The 2.51 mark also ranks ninth in the country for NCAA Division III. The starters are pitching deep into games, Westminster has nine complete games already this season.
Senior pitcher Justin Prejsnar (New Castle, PA / New Castle) leads the entire conference in ERA at 0.62. Seniors Vince Iosue (Euclid, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) and Patrick Mulligan (Brookfield, OH / Brookfield) also are in the top 10 in earned run average for the PAC.
The Wolverines came to New Wilmington last week as the Titans swept the doubleheader 8-2, 7-4. Pitching was again the difference as sophomore Ron Sullivan (Boardman, OH / Canfield) pitched a complete game, striking out five in the opening contest.
Grove City led in the nightcap 4-2 until the bottom of the third inning when Westminster regained the lead with three runs. For the game, Westminster had six extra base hits. Senior shortstop Steve Perrotta (New Castle, PA / New Castle) led the way with two doubles.
Since facing Westminster, Grove City has played three games versus Thomas More. They won a nine inning contest on the road and then were swept in a doubleheader the following day at Thomas More.
Westminster looks to start another winning streak after they spilt with Case Western Reserve last Saturday.
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.