KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The Westminster College softball team split its two games in the Rebel Spring Games on Tuesday.
The Titans lost, 6-0, to Springfield in game one, but regrouped and won, 5-4, against Wooster in game two; senior Emily Lindsey (Freeport, PA / Freeport) tripled home junior Courtney Dieterich (Purcellville, VA / Loudoun Valley) in the bottom of the fourth inning for the eventual game-winning run.
Against Springfield (5-0), the Pride scored one run in the first inning, one in the second, two in the third, and two in the fifth. Springfield outhit the Titans, 6-3. Senior Checka Nardone (Ellwood City, PA / Lincoln), junior Courtney Cohen (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington), and junior Alexa Owrey (New Castle, PA / Shenango) each recorded a hit for Westminster. First-year Kayla Troxil (Canfield, OH / Canfield) (1-3) pitched 5.0 innings, while giving up six runs (five earned) on six hits. She registered five strikeouts and two walks.
Against Wooster (2-2), the Titans tied the game, 2-2, in the bottom of the first inning after junior Addie Dieterich (Purcellville, VA / Loudoun Valley) connected on a two-run double, scoring Liverman and Nardone. Dieterich added her third RBI of the game in the third inning when she singled home Nardone, putting the Titans in front 3-2. Junior Jazmyn Rohrer (Purcellville, VA / Woodgrove) extended Westminster’s lead to 4-2 in the third, bringing home Dieterich with a ground out. Wooster knotted the game, 4-4, with two runs in the top of the fourth inning. Lindsey tripled home the eventual game-winning run in the bottom of the fourth, scoring Courtney Dieterich. Rohrer improved to 4-0 on the season, after pitching 4.0 innings and giving up four runs (two earned) on six hits. She struck out three and walked two. Senior Abby Rinard (Medina, OH / Highland) earned the save, after throwing three shutout innings and only allowing one hit. Rinard tallied two strikeouts and one walk.
The Titans will wrap up their Florida trip on Wednesday, March 15. Westminster (5-3) will play Knox at 9 a.m. and SUNY Cortland at 11:15 a.m.