HC Softball Team Takes Two From LEC

Release Date:
April 13, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College softball team topped Lake Erie College 12-4 and 4-2 on Wednesday to pick up two wins in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. The Hawks improve to 6-6 overall and 4-2 in the AMCC.

The Hawks led game one 2-1 before exploding for five runs in the bottom of the third inning, highlighted by Holly Beecroft’s (Buffalo, NY/Mt. Mercy) bases clearing three-run double. Hilbert added two runs in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth to eight-run rule the visiting Storm and earn the 12-4 win. Hilbert’s Amber Fie (Olean, NY/Olean) went two-for-three from the plate and scored three runs with Kim Klein (Yorkshire, NY/Pioneer) also picking up a pair of hits and three RBIs to lead the Hawks offense. Megan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) earned the win on the mound.

Gollaher (6-5) picked up her second win of the day in game two by going the distance for the 4-2 win. The Hawks took a 3-0 lead after two innings and upped their lead to 4-1 after six innings. LEC threatened in the top of the seventh with a run on a wild pitch, but Gollaher settled down by getting the final batter to fly-out to centerfield. The Storm left 9 runners on base while collecting 11 hits, but the Hawks defense came through with some key plays to help secure the win. Gollaher also contributed from the plate with a pair of singles and Jeanette Testa (Forestville, NY/Forestville) added two hits, including a double to go along with an RBI.

The Hawks hit the road this weekend for key doubleheader conference games at Frostburg State on Friday (3:00 PM) and Penn State Altoona (1:00 PM) on Saturday.

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.