Saturday, May 5, 2012
WAYNESBURG, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team finished its regular season with a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) sweep over Waynesburg by the scores of 3-2 and 7-4. The Titans improved to 25-15 overall and 16-8 in the PAC and will play Thomas More next Thursday in the opening round of the PAC Tournament. The Yellow Jackets finished the season at 22-18 overall and 11-13 in the conference.
In game one, Titan senior pitcher Vince Iosue (Euclid, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) (4-5) earned the win in a complete-game performance. Iosue gave up two runs (one earned) off four hits. He struck out five and walked seven batters.
Down 2-0 in the fourth inning of game one, Westminster scored two runs to tie the game after senior Tim Wiand (Pottstown, PA / Owen J. Roberts) scored junior Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, PA / West Middlesex) with a double to left center. Titans scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when junior Ty Miller (Clinton, PA / Hopewell) scored classmate Tyler Robinson (Creston, PA / Norwayne) off a single up the middle. Having multiple hits for the Titans was senior Justin King (Fombell, PA / Riverside) who went 2-for-4.
In the nightcap, Westminster scored all of its runs in the first two innings which included five in the first. After an RBI from Allen and junior Chris Ross (West Pittsburg, PA / New Castle), the Titans pulled away after a three-run home run from Robinson. This is Robinson's team-leading fifth home run of the season.
Westminster senior Patrick Mulligan (Brookfield, OH / Brookfield) got the win in a complete-game effort and is now 6-2 on the season. Mulligan gave up four runs (three earned) off six hits. He walked four and fanned the same.
Westminster has clinched the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament and will face the No. 3-seeded Thomas More next Thursday.
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.