Hawks Earn First AMCC Sweep of the Season

Release Date:
April 25, 2009
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The Hilbert College softball team earned their first AMCC sweep of the season by besting Franciscan University 10-2 and 18-3. The Hawk’s record improves to 6-27 overall and 2-16 in AMCC play.

In game 1, the Hawks trailed 2-0 through five innings. An explosive sixth inning, that plated 10 runs for the Hawks gave them the victory.
Sarah Collins (Milroy, PA) and Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY) were both 2-4 with two RBIs a piece. Collins also had a home run for Hilbert. Colleen Sullivan (Buffalo, NY/Mt. Mercy) also had two RBIs for the Hawks. Amanda Ratajczak (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) was 1-2 for the Hawks and also belted a home run.
In game 2, the Hawks registered 16 hits on their way to victory. Collins belted another home run and was 4-4 with four RBIs in game 2. Parker also went yard in a 3-4 effort that included 3 RBIs. Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) was 3-4 with three runs scored and 2 RBIs.
Carrie Sisson (Elma, NY/Mt. Mercy) picked up both wins for the Hawks in the circle.
The Hawks return to action April 26 against Keuka 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.