Lions Slip Past Hawks in AMCC Play

Release Date:
April 15, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Erie, PA:  The Hilbert softball team dropped two conference games to Penn State Behrend on Tuesday, April 13. The 5-0 loss in game one and 4-1 loss in game two, slip the Hawks to 2-6 in the AMCC.

In game one, strong defense by both teams was the name of the game as the scoreboard remained blank for five innings. The sixth inning provided the most action of the game as Behrend registered five runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 5-0 lead which would eventually result in a win for the Lions.  Freshman duo Jill Martucci (Hamburg, NY/ Hamburg), Emili Ripley (Batavia, NY/ Notre Dame Catholic)  and sophomore Halsey Baker (Scio, NY/ Scio) generated the only hits for Hilbert in the defeat.
Behrend jumped on the board first in game two as they racked up three runs in the bottom of the second inning. Hilbert would answer back in the top of the seventh as Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY/ Hamburg) started off the inning with a single. Baker earned her fifth double of the season and sixteenth RBI sending Melissa Radder (Cheektowaga, NY/ Sacred Heart) home to put one on the scoreboard for the Hawks. Rebecca Sutton (Eden, NY/ Eden) would earn the final out of the inning after grounding out to first base.  Hilbert fell short  4-1 suffering their second loss of the day.
Hilbert has a three game home stand as they face Penn State Altoona and Franciscan University on April 17 and 18 followed by Pitt-Bradford on Wednesday, April 21.

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.