Baker Hits Two Home Runs Against Greensburg
- Release Date:
- April 24, 2011
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
GREENSBURG, PA – Junior Halsey Baker hit two home runs (one grand slam) in Hilbert College’s 9-1 and 14-6 softball losses to Pitt-Greensburg April 23, dropping to 0-8 in league play and 1-16 overall. Greensburg improves to 3-13 AMCC (7-23 overall). The games were played on Saturday after a night of miserable rain in Western PA. The Hawks still have four conference opponents to play with only one week of classes left before exams begin May 2.
Baker (Scio, NY/Scio) hit her first homer in the top of the 4th inning cutting the deficit to 3-1. Greensburg then went on to score six runs off four hits (two Hawk errors) in the bottom of the 4th grabbing a commanding 9-1 lead. Hilbert was blanked the next inning and based on the score differential, Greensburg did not have to bat in the bottom of the 5th.
Game two opened with Hilbert up 1-0 after an unearned run was scored by Jill Martucci (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg). Emily Ripley (Batavia, NY/Notre Dame) was sent home off an RBI from Lisa Crowe (Eden, NY/Eden) in the third inning giving the Hawks a 2-0 lead.
Things continued to look good for the Hawks when Baker slammed her bases-loaded home run jumping Hilbert into a 6-0 advantage in the 4th. Unfortunately for the Hawks, Greensburg had a huge inning, hitting four doubles and scoring 7 runs to take a one-run lead in the bottom of the 4th.
Of the next seven Hilbert batters, Martucci was the only player to make a connection with the ball. She was stranded at 2nd base after her teammates struck out, flew out or grounded out to end the game. Greensburg continued to put runs on the board and secured the win in the bottom of the 6th inning with a 14-6 lead.
The Hawks will travel to Penn State Altoona Monday, April 25 and then travel Wednesday, April 27 to D'Youville College before they finish their season with home games against Medaille College (4/28) and Mount Aloysius (TBD).
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.