Baseball: 9-Run Fourth Inning the Difference in Titans' Loss at Thomas More

Friday, March 29, 2013

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. - The Westminster College baseball team lost, 13-4, to Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Thomas More on Friday in a nine-inning game. The Titans dropped to 7-8 overall and 0-3 in the PAC, while the Saints improved to 9-5 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

Thomas More led 11-0 after six innings with one run in the second inning, nine in the fourth, and one in the fifth. The Titans got on the scoreboard in the top of the seventh inning after sophomore Jared Heck (Pittsburgh, PA / North Hills) singled in senior Chris Ross (West Pittsburg, PA / New Castle). Westminster added two runs in the eighth inning and one in the ninth.

Titan senior pitcher Scott Hanicak (Ellwood City, PA / Laurel) went to 2-2 on the year. Hanicak pitched three innings and gave up five runs off five hits. He struck out three batters and walked four. Ross led the offense as he went 3-for-4 at the plate. Senior Tyler Robinson (Creston, OH / Norwayne) knocked in a team-high two RBI.

For the game, each team had 11 hits. Thomas More left 11 batters on base, while Westminster left eight.

Westminster will play Thomas More in a doubleheader tomorrow. Game one is slated for 12 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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