Saturday, May 4, 2013
WASHINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team was swept by Washington & Jefferson in its last game of the 2013 season as it lost 9-0 in game one and 13-2 in the nightcap. The Titans finished the year with a 15-23 overall record and 7-15 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), while the Presidents improved to 26-11 overall (18-6 in the PAC) and clinched the no.1 seed for the conference tournament.
Washington & Jefferson held Westminster to three hits in game one. The Presidents added to their 2-0 lead in the third inning with five more runs, while adding one more run in the fourth and another in the sixth.
Titans senior Liam Halferty (Pittsburgh, PA / Central Catholic) (3-5) got the loss as he pitched 2.1 innings, while giving up seven runs (five earned) off six hits.
In the nightcap, Westminster had a 2-0 lead in the first inning as senior Ty Robinson (Creston, OH / Norwayne) hit a two-RBI single to left center, scoring senior Eric Dunn (Freeport, PA / Freeport) and sophomore Jared Heck (Pittsburgh, PA / North Hills). Washington & Jefferson, however, held the Titans scoreless for the remainder of the game, while scoring 13 unanswered runs.
Westminster sophomore pitcher Kyle Borton (Mineral Ridge, OH / Mineral Ridge) went to 2-4 in 4.0 innings of work. Borton gave up seven runs (five earned) off nine hits, while striking out three batters and walking two.
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.