Hawks Split DH with Behrend Lions

Release Date:
April 26, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ERIE, Pa. – Amber Fie (Olean, NY/Olean) hit a grand slam homerun to highlight a nine-run second inning surge that lifted the Hilbert College softball team over Penn State Behrend, 10-1. The game was part of a make-up doubleheader that was rained out in Hamburg, NY back on April 20th. The Behrend Lions regrouped to top the Hawks, 7-6, in eight innings in yesterday’s night cap.

Hilbert’s Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) picked up the win in game one while holding Behrend batters to just four hits. The sophomore right hander also contributed two of her team’s 13 hits in the win. Nicolette Newton (Forestville, NY/Forestville), Kim Klein (Yorkshire, NY/Pioneer), Jeanette Testa (Forestville, NY/Forestville), and Fie each had two hits, and eight different Hawks recorded hits in the game.

Trailing for much of the second game, the Hawks Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) doubled home Testa to tie the score at 6-6 in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings. The Behrend Lions went up 7-6 in the eighth inning to take a one run lead and held on when Hilbert failed to retaliate in their final at bat. The Hawks Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) was gunned down at the plate as part of a double play that ended the game. Six costly errors plagued the Hawks on the afternoon as Gollaher (8-11) suffered the loss on the mound.

Hilbert returns to action this Saturday at home against La Roche College in a 1:00 PM doubleheader. The Hawks currently stand at 6-8 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference and 8-12 overall.

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.