Softball Hawks top Baptist Bible College

Lose to University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Release Date:
March 17, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Hilbert College had to work extra innings to defeat Baptist Bible College (0-6) 5-3 then dropped a 16-0 decision to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (1-2) in a five inning game Monday afternoon in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) picked up the win on the mound for the Hawks after throwing five strike outs in the eight inning contest against the Defenders. The senior lefty also helped her team from the plate with two hits including a triple. Junior Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) carried a hot bat with a four-for-four performance that included a pair of doubles and two RBIs. Sophomore Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) picked up three hits boasting a double, a triple and an RBI in the win.

Against Wisconsin-Platteville, Hilbert sophomore Carrie Sisson (Elma, NY/Mt. Mercy) suffered the loss after giving up 12 runs through the first three innings. She left the game with one strike out to her credit before Stranc returned to the mound to finish the game. Goodwin had another strong offensive outing going two for two while sophomore Sarah Collins (Lewiston, PA/Indian Valley) picked up the Hawks third hit.

Hilbert (1-1) will return to action Tuesday to face Mitchell College before facing Mount Aloysius College later in the day.

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.