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CLERMONT, Fla. – The Westminster College softball team opened their 2019 season at The Spring Games on Sunday. The Titans won, 12-4 in five innings, over Worcester State University in game one and lost, 4-2, to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the nightcap.
 
Against Worcester (0-2), Westminster jumped out to a 3-0 lead following three runs in the third inning; sophomore Alexis Brinza (McKees Rocks, PA / Our Lady of the Sacred Heart) scored on a wild pitch, first-year Madison Brown (Lisbon, OH / East Liverpool) singled in sophomore Bailey Griffith (McDonald, PA / Fort Cherry), and junior Lauren McNany (Emlenton, PA / Allegheny-Clarion Valley) drew a walk – scoring sophomore Haley Bedalota (Aliquippa, PA / Hopewell). The Lancers answered with three runs of their own in the bottom of the third inning. The Titans regained the lead (6-3) with three runs in the fourth inning; first-year Jasmine Woodings (Verona, PA / Penn Hills) and Brown each had an RBI. Worcester managed to score a run in the bottom of the fourth, cutting the Titans’ lead to 6-4. Westminster, however, went off in the fifth with six runs. Brown sealed the Titan victory after holding Worcester scoreless in the bottom of the fifth, including a pair of strikeouts. In her collegiate debut on the mound, Brown allowed four runs on five hits, while striking out five and walking four. Brown also led Westminster at the plate as she went 3-for-4 with a game-high three RBIs. McNany and sophomore Ashley Chorney (Indian Trail, NC / Porter Ridge) each had a pair of RBIs, while Chorney connected on the first double of her career.
 
Against Dartmouth (3-1), the Titans led 1-0 after Chorney scored Bedalota with a single in the first. The Corsairs took a 3-1 lead with three runs in the third inning, courtesy of a double by each Cierra Sheerin and Kylie Fletcher. In the bottom of the third, sophomore Breanna Tetirick (New Concord, OH / John Glenn) made it a one-run game after scoring on a passed ball. Darmouth scored one more time in the seventh and the Titans were unable to put any more runs on the board. Titan first-year pitcher Krystyna Burdelski (Pittsburgh, PA / Fox Chapel) gave up three earned runs off six hits, while striking out four and walking two.
 
Westminster (1-1) will continue its Florida slate with two games on Monday, March 11. Westminster will play Montclair State University at 11:45 a.m., followed by Eastern Connecticut University at 2 p.m.

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