Hawks Out Hit at Geneseo

Release Date:
April 1, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

GENESEO, NY – The Blue Knights fromGeneseo swept the double-header softball games from the Hilbert College Hawks’ softball team on March 31. Hilbert held a 4-1 lead in the middle of the 3rd inning in game 1 but Geneseo went on a 5-run tear to take over. Three different Hawk pitchers took the mound in game 2 but Geneseo still had fire in their bats to secure the win. Hilbert evened its record at 6-6 and Geneseo jumped to 7-5.

Sophomore Halsey Baker (Scio, NY/Scio) finished with 2 hits, 1 run and 1 RBI. Freshman Emili Ripley (Batavia, NY/Notre Dame Catholic)  [pictured right]went the distance striking out 5 but giving up 15 hits. Ripley has now pitched 36 innings with only 2 wild pitches.
Again in game two, the Hawks were in the game through the 3rd inning with a 4-4 score. In the bottom of the 4th, Geneseo exploded with 5 runs to finish the scoring for the afternoon. Hilbert scored 3 runs with 2 hits in the third only to have Geneseo tie it up with 2 runs of their own in the bottom of the 3rd.   Junior Carole Jones (Bliss, NY/Letchworth) and Baker each had a hit and an RBI. Freshman Devan Jonathan (Basom, NY/Akron) took the loss.
 The Hawks are scheduled to return to action on Wednesday, April 7th, as they travel to North Buffalo to face Medaille College at McCarthy Park at 3 pm.

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.