Hilbert Softball Team Off to Good Start

Release Date:
March 15, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

March 15, 2004

Myrtle Beach, S.C. - The Hilbert College women's softball team picked up a pair of wins today beating Skidmore College 5-2 and Scranton University 5-3 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 

Freshman pitcher Meghan Gollaher (Spencerport/Rochester, NY) struck out seven batters on the day while picking up her second and third wins on the mound. The pair of victories have the Hawks off to a 3-0 start.

Freshman Kaitlyn Miller (Depew/Depew, NY) hit a two-run double as part of a five-run fifth inning to lead Hilbert over Skidmore in the first game. Emily Steele (Batavia/Batavia, NY) went one for three with a pair of RBIs to help the Hawks cause. 

In the second game, sophomore Amber Fie (Olean/Olean, NY) had a triple and scored a run, while junior Katie Ahearn (Lancaster/Lancaster, NY) went two for two with a run scored. Junior Jessy Huntz's (Pioneer/Arcade, NY) two-run double in the second inning tied the game at 2-2 with Gollaher getting a two-run double in the fifth inning to give the Hawks the lead for good.

"Our pitching has been good, our defense solid, and our hitting has been timely," said second-year head coach Bill Goc. 

Ahearn doubled in the winning run Sunday afternoon to give the Hawks a 4-3 win over Rutgers-Newark in the season opener. 

The Hawks will look for their fourth straight win tomorrow morning, March 16, against Oswego State at 9:30 a.m.  At 11:30 a.m., Hilbert will face Mount St. Vincent 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.