Softball Hawks beaten by Redhawks

Release Date:
April 10, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

PITTSBURGH, PA – La Roche College showed why they are the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s (AMCC) top softball team with a convincing double header win over Hilbert College on Tuesday. The Redhawks Bethany Peraccino earned a 9-1 win in game one before teammate Brittany Haggerty picked up a 12-1 victory in the nightcap.

Peraccino allowed just three hits while recording 10 strikeouts in the first contest with run support coming in the second, fourth and fifth innings. Hilbert’s Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West), Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls), and Sarah Collins (Lewiston, PA/Indian Valley) provided hits for the Hawks. Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) suffered the loss on the mound.

In game two, the Redhawks scored five runs in the first inning en route to their 15th win of the season. Haggerty worked 3 1/3 innings and allowed just three hits to anchor the La Roche (15-11, 8-0) defense. For the Hawks Christine Libby (Lackawanna, NY/Lackawanna) was one for two from the plate with a triple and run scored, while Tiffany Morris (Buffalo, NY/Performing Arts) picked up a hit and an RBI. Stranc was suffered the loss.

The Hawks (3-17, 1-5) will next travel to the University of Pitt-Bradford Wednesday for a doubleheader starting 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.