Friday, April 27, 2012
LATROBE, Pa. - Vying for first-place in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) standings, the Westminster College softball team was swept by Saint Vincent, 1-0 and 6-3, on Friday. The Titans dropped to 20-16 overall and 10-6 in the PAC, while the Bearcats improved to 23-14 overall and 12-4 in the conference.
Game on was a pitching duel between Westminster's junior Chelsea Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk) (15-7) and Saint Vincent's Emily Lauterbach (9-3). Both pitched a complete game. Brown gave up one run off six hits, while Lauterbach only gave up three hits in the shutout win. Brown struck out three batters, while Lauterbach fanned one.
Saint Vincent's RBI-double in the top of the fourth inning from Shannon Baczek scored the lone run of the game.
Down 5-0 in the sixth-inning of game two, Westminster struck back with a three-run home run over the right field fence off the bat of senior Erica Kimmick (Parma, OH / Cuyahoga Heights), her first of the season. Sophomores Kelsey Squelch (Pittsburgh, PA / Perry Traditional) and Erika Pamer (Beaver Falls, PA / Beaver Falls) scored on the play.
Westminster freshman Carly Wallock (DuBois, PA / DuBois) got the loss and is now 3-5 on the season. Wallock pitched two innings and gave up two runs off five hits. She walked none and fanned one.
The Titans wrap-up the regular season tomorrow as they host Bethany in a PAC doubleheader on Senior Day. First pitch is set for 1 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.