Hawks Finish 1-1 on Second Day of Competition

Sisson makings diving catch for second victory
Release Date:
March 15, 2010
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC: On day two of the Fast Pitch Dreams Tournament, the sunny 65 degree weather provided excellent playing conditions for the participating teams. In the first game of the day, the Hawks took on Baptist Bible College where they suffered their first loss of the season in an 8-4 outcome.  Senior first baseman Sarah Collins (Milroy, PA/Indian Valley) crossed home plate two times during the game while freshman outfielder Amber Grosch (Depew, NY/Depew) and senior short stop Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) each scored one run during the loss.

Freshman Rebecca Sutton (Eden, NY/Eden) made her pitching debut as she relieved Devan Jonathan (Basom, NY/Akron) from her duties after three innings. Sutton played solid defense from the mound making it difficult for the Baptist batters to continue their offensive flow.
Despite the Hawks late attempt to comeback in 5th inning, the outcome was in favor of Baptist Bible as they went on to defeat Hilbert 8-4.
The second game of the day against Philadelphia Biblical University occurred immediately following the completion of the morning game. Both teams had an outstanding day on offense as they fought through a high scoring back and forth game. The Hawks came out on top with an impressive 16-13 victory.
Grosch led the offense with 3 RBI’s while going 3 for 5 during her at bats. Freshman Emili Ripley (Batavia, NY/Notre Dame High Catholic) complimented Grosch as she also went 3 for 5 and drove in 2 runs.
The 5th inning provided the most scoring action when Amanda Ratajczak (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) had a base clearing single to send three runs across home plate. Six more runs would score that inning giving the Hawks a season high 9 runs scored in one inning.
With Philadelphia Biblical having the last at bat, Hilbert was sent to the field one last time in attempt to stop the Crimson Eagles from tying the game. Senior Carrie Sisson (Elma, NY/Mt. Mercy) made a diving catch in center field with the tying run at the plate to end the game in favor of the Hawks, 16-13. The Hawks are now 2-1 after two days of competition.
On day three of the tournament Hilbert will take on Becker College at 9:30 a.m. followed by Albright College at 1:30 p.m.



Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.