CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. – The Westminster College softball team split with Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) opponent Thomas More College on Thursday afternoon.
The Saints defeated the Titans, 2-1, in game one, however, Westminster took game two from Thomas More, winning 5-3.
A battle of aces ensued in game one as Titan senior Jazmyn Rohrer (Purcellville, VA / Woodgrove) squared off on the mound against Thomas More’s Alix DeDreau. Rohrer entered the game leading the PAC in strikeouts, while DeDreau came in at second. Thomas More (25-13, 15-1 PAC) struck first (1-0) after four innings of scoreless ball in the bottom of the fifth inning off the bat of Amanda Lloyd. Westminster (23-7, 14-2 PAC) answered with a run of its own in the top of the sixth as Rohrer singled to left field, bringing in classmate Emiley Westfall (Jefferson, OH / Perry) to tie the game at one. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Lloyd singled to second, bringing in the winning run to defeat Westminster, 2-1. Rohrer pitched a complete-game, giving up just one earned run and striking out seven batters.
In game two, Westminster struck first in the top of the first inning. Junior Kailey Liverman (Purcellville, VA / Loudoun Valley) reached on an error, scoring Westfall to take a 1-0 lead. One batter later, Rohrer singled up the middle to bring in a run (2-0). Senior Courtney Cohen (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) reached on a fielder’s choice in the same inning, scoring Liverman to give the Titans a 3-0 lead. Thomas More answered with a run in the bottom of the first, cutting the Titan lead, 3-1. In the bottom of the third, DeDreau singled to right to make the game 3-2. With two outs in the top of the fifth, Rohrer hit her first home run of the season to extend the Titan lead, 5-2. Thomas More added a run in the bottom of the fifth, however, Westminster held off the Saints the rest of the way. Senior Hannah Ritter (Front Royal, VA / Skyline) earned her fourth win of the season, pitching four innings and giving up five hits and two earned runs. Rohrer came in for relief in the fifth inning, pitching three innings and striking out one. Rohrer also finished 2-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs and a run. Liverman went 1-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
Westminster is back in action Saturday, April 28 at home for senior day against PAC opponent Saint Vincent College. The first game is set for 1 p.m.