Baseball: Titans Drop Two in Non-Conference Doubleheader

Saturday, April 6, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster Titan baseball team dropped two games in its doubleheader to Case Western Reserve at home on Saturday. The final score of game one was 8-6 and game two was 9-1. Case Western improved to 14-6 on the season, while the Titans dropped to 9-12.

Game one saw a close matchup that was tied 5-5 going into the seventh inning. Case Western plated three runs in the top of the seventh to take a three-run lead. Westminster scored one in the bottom of the seventh, and threatened with runners on second and third with two outs but were unable to capitalize.  Senior Nick Grow (North East, PA / North East) suffered his first loss of the season after pitching three innings in relief, giving up three runs (all earned). The Titans were led by sophomore John Jones (Ligonier, PA / Ligonier Valley), who went 3-4 with two RBI.

Game two was not nearly as close, as Case jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the third inning.  A combination of five Titan pitchers collectively gave up nine runs (eight earned) and twelve hits. Senior Andy Wallen (Erie, PA / Iroquois) took the loss, his first of the season, after going 2.1 innings and giving up five runs (four earned).  Seniors Ty Miller (Clinton, PA / Hopewell) and Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, PA / West Middlesex) both went 2-2 at the plate, while Nick Reinthaler (Canfield, OH / Canfield) had the lone RBI on a sacrifice fly. 

The Titans are back in action tomorrow with a non-conference doubleheader at Bob Cene Park (Struthers, OH) vs. Mount Union. First pitch is set for 1:00 pm.

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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