La Roche tops Hilbert in softball

Release Date:
April 5, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

PITTSBURGH, PA – Hilbert College dropped a double-header to La Roche College on Saturday in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate College (AMCC) softball action in Pittsburgh, PA. The host Redhawks took game one 9-0 before completing the sweep with an 11-4 victory in the nightcap.

In game one, La Roche score five runs in the first inning before adding one in the second, and three more in the fourth. The Redhawks’ Jessica Cullum got credit for the shutout and finished with six strikeouts for the winners. Hilbert’s Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) earned the Hawks lone hit before pitcher Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) suffered the loss.

Game two saw the Redhawks (7-15, 2-4) again get off to a quick start with 10 runs before the Hawks answered back with a four-run fifth inning. La Roche would tack on their 11th run of the game during their next at bat to force the shortened fifth inning win. Hilbert’s Carrie Sisson (Elma, NY/Mt. Mercy) was charged with the loss after allowing all 11 runs on 15 Redhawks’ hits. Hilbert registered five hits on the day and were led by doubles from Stranc and Parker.

The Hawks (3-15, 0-6) will be back in action at home on Monday against Nazareth College.

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.