Golden Eagles, Panthers beat softball Hawks

Release Date:
March 20, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Two Skyline Conference teams, St. Joseph’s College and SUNY Old Westbury, picked up softball wins over Hilbert College on Thursday at the Snowbird Softball Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Golden Eagles of St. Joes (6-2) took the first game 4-3 before the Panthers of Old Westbury evened their record at 2-2 with a 7-4 victory.

Hilbert’s Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) threw five strikeouts and allowed just six hits in Thursday’s opening loss to St. Joes. Carrie Sisson (Elma, NY/Mt. Mercy) and Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) had two hits each, and Heather Johnson (Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore East) picked up two RBIs to pace the Hawks.

Against Old Westbury, Hilbert held an early 3-0 lead, but allowed the Panthers to break a 3-3 tie with a three-run third inning that the Hawks failed to answer. Tiffany Morris (Buffalo, NY/Performing Arts) and Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) collected three hits each while Parker added a pair to go with an RBI. Sisson was 1-3 from the plate with an RBI to her credit, but was charged with the loss on the mound after allowing seven hits, six walks, and six runs in four innings of work.

The Hawks (1-7) will face off against conference foe Mount Aloysius College in a double-header Friday as both teams open Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) play.

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.