Friday, April 26, 2013
WASHINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College baseball team lost, 10-4, to Waynesburg on Friday at Consol Energy Park. The Titans dropped to 14-19 overall and 6-11 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, while the Yellow Jackets improved to 17-16 overall and 8-11 in the conference.
Waynesburg scored all of its 10 runs in the first three innings. Five of those runs were actually earned as the Titans had four errors on the day.
Titan senior Scott Hanicak (Ellwood City, PA / Laurel) got the loss and moved to 3-3 on the season. Hanicak pitched 0.2 innings as he gave up four runs (three earned) off three hits. Classmate Andy Wallen (Erie, PA / Iroquois) came out of the bullpen and pitched the rest of the game and gave up two earned runs (six total) off five hits. Wallen struck out four batters and walked none.
Senior Ty Robinson (Creston, OH / Norwayne) led Westminster's offense as he went 3-4 at the plate with a team-high two runs scored. Also earning multiple hits for the Titans were junior Nick Reinthaler (Canfield, OH / Canfield) and sophomore John Jones (Ligonier, PA / Ligonier Valley). Jones connected on a two-RBI triple to right center in the sixth inning for his second triple of the season.
The Titans will look to avenge Waynesburg tomorrow at home as they face the Yellow Jackets in a doubleheader. The first game 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.