Lions Take Two From Hawks

Release Date:
April 23, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College softball team dropped a pair of games at home, to AMCC foe Penn State Behrend on Thursday afternoon (April 23, 2009). The Lions defeated the Hawks 24-1 and 21-9.

In game 1, the Lions scored 10 runs in the top half of the first inning, and the Hawks never really threatened. The Lone Hilbert run came in the bottom of the fourth on a single from freshman Analynn Ortiz (Bronx, NY/Cathedral High School), that scored classmate Halsey Baker (Scio, NY/Scio) from third base.
Senior Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) got her first career start in the circle for Hilbert.
In game 2, The Hawks jumped out to a 6-4 lead on the Lions after two innings. Goodwin drove in a run for the Hawks along with freshman Samantha Tedesco (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) who also plated two runners.
The Lions would score three runs in the third, six in the fifth and seven in the sixth to ground the Hawks. Junior Carrie Sisson (Elma, NY/Mt. Mercy) took the loss in the circle for Hilbert.

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.