Friday, April 27, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team defeated Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Bethany, 14-4, today at Westminster Field. The Titans improved to 21-13 overall and 12-6 in the PAC, while the Bison dropped to 13-20 overall and 7-12 in the conference.
The Titans scored three runs in the first inning, two in the second and fourth, four in the fifth, one in seventh, and two in the eighth.
Westminster senior pitcher Justin Prejsnar (New Castle, PA / New Castle) (6-1) threw seven innings and gave up four runs off 15 hits. Prejsnar fanned four and walked two.
Senior Tim Wiand (Pottstown, PA / Owen J. Roberts) led the Titans' offense with a game-high four RBIs, while going 3-for-4 at the plate. Classmate Justin King (Fombell, PA / Riverside) followed with three RBIs, along with his sixth double on the year. Also hitting multiple RBIs was junior Chris Ross (West Pittsburg, PA / New Castle) and senior Ethan Yeager (Pottstown, PA / Owen J. Roberts).
Westminster heads to Bethany tomorrow for a PAC doubleheader. Game one is slated for a 1 p.m. start.
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.