Elmira Sweeps Hilbert In Home Opener

Release Date:
March 30, 2009
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The Hilbert College softball team dropped a pair of games to Elmira College on Monday afternoon (March 30, 2009). The Eagles bested the Hawks 11-3 in five innings in the first game, and out lasted Hilbert 10-8 in the second game.

In game one, the Eagles jumped out to a 6-2 lead on the Hawks.
The Hawk’s comeback bid was halted in the fifth inning as Elmira plated five runs in the inning to close out the Hawks. Senior Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY) and juniors Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) and Melissa Radder (Cheektowaga, NY/Sacred Heart) each tallied RBIs in the game. Junior Carrie Sisson (Elma, NY/Mt. Mercy) took the loss for the Hawks in the first frame.
Game two, saw Hilbert’s bats wake up. The Hawk’s jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first inning behind hits from junior Sarah Collins (Milroy, PA/Indian Valley) along with classmates Rachel Parker and Carrie Sisson.
The teams would trade runs for the rest of the game, and in the seventh inning, the contest was all square at 8-8. Elmira plated two runs in the top of the inning, leaving the Hawks one last chance to earn a split. Unfortunately the Hawks were unable to convert, as they went three up and three down in the bottom half of the inning, to fall 10-8.
Freshman Halsey Baker (Scio, NY/Scio) had two hits in the second game for Hilbert. Freshman Cortney Hohl (Lakeview, NY/Frontier) was charged with the loss in game two.
The Hawks return to action Thursday April 2, at 3:30 pm against D’Youville 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.