Baseball: Titans Split with Elizabethtown in Final Day in Florida

Friday, March 8, 2013

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - The Westminster College baseball team split its doubleheader with Elizabethtown on Friday. The Titans lost game one, 5-4, and won, 4-1, in the nightcap. Westminster improved to 7-3 overall, while the Blue Jays dropped to 4-8.

In game one, down 5-3 in the top of the seventh inning, senior Eric Dunn (Freeport, PA / Freeport) connected on a one-out double. One batter later, Dunn's brother freshman Ryan Dunn (Freeport, PA / Freeport) scored Dunn with a single to make the score 5-4. The Titans, however, were unable to tie the game. Westminster sophomore pitcher Kyle Borton (Mineral Ridge, OH / Mineral Ridge) (0-2) gave up two earned runs off four hits in 1.1 innings of work.

Westminster rebounded in game two led by back-to-back doubles in the third inning with two outs. Senior Tyler Robinson (Creston, OH / Norwayne) doubled in sophomore Jard Heck (Pittsburgh, PA / North Hills) followed by a two-RBI double off the bat of senior Ty Miller (Clinton, PA / Hopewell) to give the Titans a 3-0 lead.

Titan senior pitcher Liam Halferty (Pittsburgh, PA / Central Catholic) picked up his second win on the season and improved to 2-0. Halferty went 6.0 innings and only gave up one run off six hits. Classmate Nick Grow (North East, PA / North East) earned his fifth save of the season and tied Ethan Yeager (2011) for the most in a season in school-history. Grow only gave up one hit in one scoreless inning.

Westminster returns to the diamond on March 17 when it travels to La Roche for a non-conference doubleheader. Game one is slated 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 is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 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 41 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.

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