Softball Falls to Frostburg in AMCC Play-In Game

Release Date:
May 6, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Wexford, PA – The Hilbert College Softball season came to an end on Friday with a 14-0 five inning loss to Frostburg State in the play-in round of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament. The loss ends the Hawks season at 11-14 overall and 9-9 in AMCC play.

The number four seeded Bobcats scored in each of the first four innings with six runs coming in the second and six more in the fourth to put the game out of reach. The fifth seeded Hawks committed seven errors and earned only two hits off FSU winning pitcher Jen Cook.

Hilbert’s best opportunity to get on the board may have been in the top of the first inning. Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) was hit by a pitch to start the game and stole second to give the Hawks a runner in scoring position with only one out. Amber Fie (Olean, NY/Olean) was then hit by a pitch to give the Hawks runners at first and second, but Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) flied out and Nicolette Newton (Forestville, NY/Forestville) grounded out to end the inning.

Trailing 8-0 in the top of the fourth, the Hawks tried to rally with singles from Fie and Newton, but couldn’t advance a runner past second base, ended the inning with two runners left on base.

FSU’s Trish Brown finished the day with three hits, including two doubles, and four RBIs to lead the Bobcats. Amanda Griswold and Lori Potts also had big games, combining for four hits, five RBIs, and scoring four runs.

Hilbert’s Gollaher was charged with the loss on the mound as the sophomore right-hander walked six while striking out one in a losing effort.

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.