HC Softball team drops DH at home

Release Date:
April 21, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The University of Pitt-Greensburg softball team beat Hilbert College 11-0 in a shortened five inning contest before hanging on for a 12 -7 victory later Saturday afternoon. The doubleheader defeat drops the Hawks to 3-23 overall and 1-11 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) while the Bobcats improve to 10-16 overall and 5-11 in the AMCC.

In game one, the Bobcats scored in each of the first four innings en route to the shutout win. Behind a strong pitching performance from Krista Helsel, the Bobcats ace allowed just three hits while picking up the win. Hilbert’s Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) suffered the loss while allowing 17 hits and all 11 runs. Teammate Sarah Collins (Lewistown, PA/Indian River) was the lone bright spot for the Hawks offense collecting a single and a stolen base.

Game two again saw the visitors score early and often, but the Hawks would rally to trail 10-7 after five innings of play. The Bobcats added two insurance runs in the top of the sixth inning and Helsel had her second win of the day. Hilbert’s Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) suffered the loss while going the distance and allowing 18 hits to the 39 batters she faced. The junior left-hander tried to revive the Hawks offense with an RBI single and a pair of runs scored. Teammate Mandy Lisowski (North Collins, NY/North Collins) earned a pair of hits, scored a run, and also added an RBI in the losing effort.

The Hawks will quickly regroup for a doubleheader against Frostburg State (10-14, 7-3) Sunday afternoon at Hilbert. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 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.