Thursday, April 5, 2012
WAYNESBURG, Pa. - The Westminster College softball team looks to extend its current eight game winning streak when they travel to Waynesburg for a doubleheader. This is the Lady Titans longest winning streak since the 2001 season.
Westminster is currently in second place in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) with a 12-10, 4-0 mark. The Yellow Jackets of Waynesburg sit in eighth place at 11-11 overall and 0-4 in the conference. The two teams have not met since the PAC Tournament last May, where the Lady Titans won 3-0.
The Lady Titans have been propelled by strong pitching during this current hot streak. As a team, Westminster is second in the PAC for overall earned run average at 2.25.
Junior pitcher Chelsea Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) is currently ranked seventh in the conference in ERA, and second in the PAC in wins with nine. She has won six of the last eight decisions for Westminster.
Freshman pitcher Carly Leffakis (Pittsburgh, PA / North Catholic) ranks second in the conference in ERA at 0.97. On the offensive end, sophomore second baseman Kelsey Squelch (Pittsburgh, PA / Perry Traditional) ranks 12th in batting average at .375 to lead the Lady Titans.
Waynesburg is currently on a four game losing streak, they are yet to win a game in conference play.
After the doubleheader today, Westminster will be off until Tuesday when they travel to Penn State-Behrend.
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.