Softball Hit By AMCC Leaders

Collins hits 2 of the 7 homeruns for the day
Release Date:
April 21, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert’s Sarah Collins (Milroy, PA/Indian Valley) went 4 for 5 scoring 2 runs with 3 RBI in the double header loss to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference softball leader Pitt-Bradford on April 21. On a day where 7 home runs were hit, centerfielder Collins was credited for Hilbert’s two over-the-fence long balls. Bradford freshman, Sarah Angeletti continued to stay on top of the NCAA Division III standings after she hit one of the Lion’s five homeruns for the day. With the sweep (12-3 and 15-6), Bradford retains the top spot with a 16-2 conference record while dropping Hilbert to 3-11.

With bases loaded to start game two, Bradford’s Angeletti’s first appearance at the plate was huge for her team. She hit a grand slam keeping her national rankings in home runs per game (.38) intact. When Hilbert’s fourth hitter got up to bat in the 2nd inning, Collins {photo to the right} hit her first home run, making it 6 -1. After a quiet 3rd inning for both squads, Bradford turned up the pressure and scored four runs in the 4th and five runs in the 5th. Hilbert responded via a second homerun by Collins and timely hitting by seniors Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) and Carrie Sisson (Eden, NY/Mt. Mercy) (1 RBI each). For the game, Bradford out hit the Hawks 18-7 with a 14-5 RBI lead for the 15-6, 5-inning victory.
In the first game, Bradford led 8-0 through three innings and coasted from there. Freshman pitcher Rebecca Sutton (Eden, NY/Eden) relieved senior Sisson and held tight on the mound during the 4th inning but Bradford erupted for four runs in the top of the 5th extending their lead (12-0). Freshman Jill Martucci (1 hit, 2 RBI) and Sisson (1 RBI) sent the 3 runners home eliminating the shutout loss.
With two weekends left in the 2010 softball season, the Hawks will travel this Saturday to La Roche College for a double header contest with 1 pm start time. oN April 26th the team will host Nazareth College and potentially play Wells College on Tuesday, April 27 (Wells may have to cancel the game if they qualify for their conference play-offs).  The Hawks will continue to fight for a play-off spot as they move through the season.

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.