Tuesday, April 23, 2013
LATROBE, Pa. - The Westminster College softball team swept Saint Vincent in a PAC doubleheader Tuesday. The Titans took game one with a score of 4-1, and completed the sweep with a 5-1 victory in game two. The Titans improved to 20-12 (13-3 PAC), while the Bearcats fell to 10-16 (3-13 PAC).
In game one the Titans jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning off of an RBI single by senior Katie Hughes (Boardman, OH / Cardinal Mooney), and an RBI fielder's choice by senior Chelsea Brown (New Castle, PA / Mohawk). Hughes ended the game 1-2 with an RBI, while Brown went 1-3 on the day with two RBIs. Junior Lauren Stoczynski (Erie, PA / Harborcreek) had a great day at the plate for the Titans, going 2-3 with a double.
Brown also earned the win on the mound, her 10th, going a complete game with eight strikeouts and just one earned run.
In game two the Titans again took an early lead, this time in the third, scoring the first two runs of the game. Junior Kelsey Squelch (Pittsburgh, PA / Perry Traditional) doubled in junior Erika Pamer (Beaver Falls, PA / Bever Falls) and freshman Allison Hryadil (Pittsburgh, PA / Montour) got an RBI on a groundout to short that scored Squelch. Hryadil went 2-4 on the day with three RBIs, including a home run.
Freshman picher Ashley Smith (Spartansburg, PA / Titusville) got the win for the Titans, going a complete game with no earned runs and four strikeouts.
The Titans are back on the diamond April 27th for a doubleheader at Bethany. First pitch is slated for 1:00 pm.
This release was written by Nick Grow ('13), senior accounting major
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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.
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