Monday, April 30, 2012
LATROBE, Pa. - Down 3-1 in the seventh inning, the Westminster College baseball team pulled away after a five-run performance in the frame to eventually top Saint Vincent, 8-4, in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action on Monday. The Titans improved to 22-15 overall and 13-8 in the PAC, while the Bearcats dropped to 21-16 overall and 10-11 in the conference.
Junior Ty Miller (Clinton, PA / Hopewell) led the seventh-inning rally for the Titans with a two-run home run over the left center fence, scoring classmate Tyler Robinson (Creston, PA / Norwayne). Seniors Steve Perrotta (New Castle, PA / New Castle) and Justin King (Fombell, PA / Riverside) followed with back-to-back singles. Junior Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, PA / West Middlesex) scored two more runs with a two-RBI single to center field. Senior Tim Wiand (Pottstown, PA / Owen J. Roberts) added insurance with the fifth run of the inning with a RBI-single to left field, scoring Allen.
On the mound for the Titans, sophomore Ron Sullivan (Boardman, OH / Canfield) pitched six innings and gave up three runs off five hits. He struck out one and walked four. Junior Nick Grow (North East, PA / North East) earned the save, his third, in three innings of work. Grow gave up one run off two hits. He fanned four and walked three batters.
Westminster plays its last home game of the regular season on Friday as they host Waynesburg for Senior Day. Game time is at 4 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.