Hawks Split DH with Medaille in Dramatic Fashion

Release Date:
March 30, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College softball team rallied with two outs in the seventh and eighth innings to escape with a 7-6 win over local rival Medaille College on the back end of a doubleheader. The visiting Mavericks would take game one on Wednesday, as Michelle Peruzzini baffled the Hawks hitters en route to a 5-0 win. The split improves the Hawks record to 4-9 overall and 2-2 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh, sophomore Nicolette Newton (Forestville, NY/Forestville) plated two runners with a triple to tie the game. The Mavericks would answer as they tallied three runs in the top of the eighth, but the Hawks refused to surrender. After an RBI single by Christine Libby (Lackawanna, NY/Lackawanna), senior Amber Fie (Olean, NY/Olean) hit a two out double, knotting the game at six. Hilbert would prevail in ninth as winning pitcher Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) reached on an error, allowing Fie to score the winning run.

In the front end of the double header, the Mavericks prevailed, soaring past the Hawks 5-0. Medaille plated four runs in the first inning, including a three run homerun by Maggie Wilcox. Freshman right-hander Kate Moyer (Scio, NY/Scio) suffered her fourth loss of the season, as she would strikeout two, while allowing five runs on 11 hits. Senior Jeanette Testa (Forestville, NY/Forestville) and sophomore Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) added a base hit apiece for the Hawks.

Hilbert returns to action this Saturday as they play host to AMCC foe Frostburg State in a 1:00 PM doubleheader.

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.