Spartans Sweep Hawks

Release Date:
April 2, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


The Hilbert College softball team dropped a pair of games to local rival D’Youville College on April 2, 2009. The Spartans bested the Hawks 6-2 and 11-6. The Hawk’s record falls to 4-11 overall.
In game 1, D’Youville jumped out to a 6-0 lead through five innings. The Hawks tried to get a rally going in the sixth, plating two runs. But the rally would run out of gas, and the Spartans would prevail.
Freshman Dale Johnathan (Tonawanda Indian Reservation/Akron) was 1-3 at the plate, and knocked in both Hilbert runs.
In game 2, the Hawks trailed just 7-6 after 3.5 innings, but D’Youville added two runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to swell the lead to 11-6, which is how the game would end.
Junior Sarah Collins (Milroy, PA/Indian Valley) was 3-4 in game 2, with three RBIs and a run scored.
The Hawks host La Roche College in an AMCC contest April 5.

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.