Lady Mavericks down Hawks in softball

Release Date:
April 19, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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BUFFALO, NY – The Medaille College softball team improved to 5-3 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) with a doubleheader sweep of Hilbert College Thursday afternoon. The 6th place Mavericks took game one 6-0 before coming back and winning game two 6-1.

Hilbert pitcher Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) suffered the loss in game one, allowing nine hits while going the distance on the mound. Trailing 2-0 in the third inning, the Hawks couldn’t overcome a lack of offense and stranded three runners on base. Medaille (7-11) added insurance runs in the third, fourth, and sixth innings to prevent a Hilbert rally. Medaille pitcher Michelle Peruzzini picked up the win while also adding a homerun from the plate. The Hawks earned five hits in the game.

Game two saw the Mavericks take a 4-0 lead after the third inning before the Hawks answered in the top of the fourth. Hilbert’s Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) doubled and later scored on a Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) sacrifice fly to cut the deficit to 4-1. The Mavericks would ice the game with two more runs in the sixth to secure the win. Stranc was charged with the loss despite earning four strikeouts and allowing just four hits.

The Hawks (3-21, 1-9) will be back in action this weekend with home doubleheaders scheduled with the University of Pitt-Greensburg and Frostburg State.

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.