Wednesday, April 18, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College softball team remained first in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) with a doubleheader split with Geneva College. The Titans won game one, 3-1, and lost game two, 6-1. Westminster goes to 20-12 overall and 10-2 in the PAC, while the Golden Tornadoes go to 23-15 overall and 7-5 in the league.
In game one, the Titans scored all of their runs in the third inning. Earning an RBI was senior Erica Kimmick (Parma, OH / Cuyahoga Heights) and junior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney). Junior pitcher Chelsea Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) pitched a complete game en route to a team-best 15-4 overall record. Brown pitched seven innings and gave up one run off seven hits. She walked three batters and struck out five.
In the nightcap, freshman Carly Leffakis (Pittsburgh, PA / North Catholic) picked up her first loss on the season and goes to 4-1 on the year. Leffakis gave up six runs (four earned) off five hits in 4.1 innings of work. Having multiple hits for the Lady Titans were junior Olet Stasko (McDonald, PA / West Allegheny), Kimmick, and Gamble. The Titans, who outhit the Golden Tornadoes 10-7, left 11 players on base.
The Lady Titans are back in action this Saturday as they host Grove City with game one starting at 1:00 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.