HC softball splits with UPG

Release Date:
April 19, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

GREENSBURG, PA – The Hilbert College softball team picked up their first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) win of the 2008 season with a 12-10 win over the University of Pitt-Greensburg on Saturday. The visiting Hawks dropped the opener 13-3 in five innings and now stand at 5-21 (1-11) on the season.

Hilbert got on the board first with a Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) RBI single that scored Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) to open game one. The host Bobcats would roar back with seven unanswered runs before Hilbert scored twice in the third to cut the deficit to 7-3. UPG answered with three in the bottom of the inning before tacking on three more in the fourth to secure the win. Goodwin finished with two hits before Hawks pitcher Carrie Sisson (Elma, NY/Mt. Mercy) suffered the loss. Bobcats ace Emily Dempsey picked up the win allowing just five hits while fanning four.

In Game two, the Hawks again opened the scoring, but trailed 5-3 before a nine-run sixth inning helped them regain control. Pitt-Greensburg would keep things interesting with five runs in their final at bat, but it wouldn’t be enough. Hilbert was paced by Rachel Parker’s (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) three hits, including two doubles, to go with three RBI. Stranc, Sisson, and Sarah Collins (Lewiston, PA/Indian Valley) collected two hits each, and Stranc (4-9) picked up her fourth win of the year on the hill.

Hilbert will stay on the road to play at Chatham University on Sunday.

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.