Softball downed by FSU and U of S

Release Date:
March 19, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Frostburg State knocked off Hilbert College 9-1 this morning in NCAA Division III softball action. The loss preceded a 16-4 defeat at the hands of the University of Scranton later in the day as the Hawks spent day three at the Myrtle Beach Snowbird Softball Tournament.

Against their familiar Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) foes, the Hawks owned a 1-0 lead after Sarah Collins (Lewiston, PA/Indian Valley) scored in the first inning. The lead was short lived as Frostburg (3-6) answered with two runs in the third inning, three in the fifth, and three more in the seventh to seal the win. Hilbert pitcher Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) went the distance allowing 10 hits before suffering the loss.

Against the University of Scranton (5-1), Hilbert again got on the scoreboard first, this time with two runs in the first inning. The early lead was short lived as the Royals exploded for 12 runs in the first two innings off Hawks’ pitcher Carrie Sisson (Elma, NY/Mt. Mercy). Scranton would answer again with four runs off Hilbert relief pitcher Heather Johnson (Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore East) as the Royals racked up eight hits and six walks in the win. Collins finished the day two for three at the plate to lead the Hawks. Stranc and Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) each hit safely while adding an RBI apiece in the losing effort.

Hilbert (1-5) will prepare to meet St. Joseph’s College and SUNY Old Westbury tomorrow.

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.