AU Ends HC Softball Win Streak

Release Date:
April 11, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – Alfred University pitcher Brittany Curran struck out 14 Hilbert College batters en route to a pair of wins over the Hilbert College Hawks on Monday afternoon. The visiting Saxons (10-10) ended the Hawks four game win streak, taking game one, 6-0, and later game two, 10-1.

In the first game, Alfred collected 11 hits while forcing four Hilbert errors to earn their 9th win of the season. The Saxons Lauren Mastin and Gretchen Weidner pounded out three hits apiece off Hawks losing pitcher Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport). The Hawks Amber Fie (Olean, NY/Olean) and Karen Kalwicki (Sloan, NY/JFK) produced the only hits for Hilbert in the loss.

The nightcap saw the Hawks’ Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) score in the bottom of the first inning on a Fie RBI single that gave the Hawks an early 1-0 lead. The Saxons bats quickly came alive with two runs in the second inning, three in the third, three in the fifth and two more in the sixth to round out the scoring. The Hawks didn’t help their cause by committing four errors and leaving nine runners on base in the losing effort. Gollaher (4-5) suffered the loss on the mound.

The Hawks (4-6) are back in action at home on Wednesday, April 13th to face Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Lake Erie College. Game one of the twinbill starts at 3:00 PM.

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.