Softball Plays in Dust Bowl Against Medaille

Release Date:
April 29, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Williamsville, NY – On a very windy afternoon, Hilbert College hosted Medaille College in an AMCC contest held at Erie Community College’s north campus. Somehow both games were completed in what was dust-bowl playing conditions.   Medaille swept the Hawks 18-4 and 16-3 with the Hawks dropping to 1-22 and 0-14 AMCC as the Mavericks improve to 8-16 and 6-8 AMCC.

Lisa Crowe (Eden, NY/Eden) put the Hawks on the score board in game one in the bottom of the 1st inning when she hit a home run, knocking in Allison Hall (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) and Emili Ripley (Batavia, NY/Notre Dame) who both reached first base on a Medaille error. Hilbert was playing catch-up to the 9 run (Hilbert error-less) first inning to Medaille. The Hawks held tight the second inning but surrendered nine more runs over the third and fourth innings (while only scoring 1 run in the 3rd off a Halsey Baker single). The Hawks dropped the 18-4 game in 5 innings.
The later game found Medaille gunning right off the first pitch, as they went up 8-0 after the 1st inning. Hilbert didn’t get home until the 4th when Jill Martucci (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) singled and worked her way around to 3rd base off two steals. Hall singled her home for one score. Later, Rebecca Sutton (Eden, NY/Eden) doubled sending  Ripley and Devan Jonathan (Basom, NY/Akron)  home to earn their 3rd run for the game. Martucci finished the game going 2 for 3 with 2 stolen bases. Medaille took the second game in 5 innings to close out this year’s series with the Mavericks.
Hilbert will travel to Erie, PA to play the rescheduled Franciscan game at Penn State Behrend April 30.



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.