Thursday, April 5, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team stayed perfect in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) on Thursday with a 16-9 win over visiting Geneva. Senior pitcher Justin Prejsnar (New Castle, PA / New Castle) picked up the win in seven innings of work for Westminster and stayed undefeated at 4-0 on the season. The Titans offense was powered by senior Justin King (Fombell, PA / Riverside) who went 4-for-6 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
The Titans improved to 16-7 overall and 7-0 in the PAC, while the Golden Tornadoes dropped to 11-13 overall and 5-7 in the league.
Westminster was down 1-0 going into the bottom of the fourth inning when they scored four runs to take the lead. After junior Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, PA / West Middlesex) led off with a walk, senior Tim Wiand (Pottstown, PA / Owen J. Roberts) homered over the center field fence. This marked his team-leading third home run on the year. Three batters later, senior David Schafer (Hermitage, PA / Hickory) connected on a two-run RBI single, bringing home seniors Ethan Yeager (Pottstown, PA / Owen J. Roberts) and Chris Ross (West Pittsburg, PA / New Castle).
Titans pulled away in the fifth inning with eight runs. King highlighted the inning with a three-run home run, marking his first four-bagger of his career.
Westminster was up 16-3 heading into the final frame before the Golden Tornadoes scored six runs.
The Titans are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Geneva for a doubleheader. Game one is slated for 11:00 a.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.