Hawks Drop DH in Maryland

Release Date:
March 21, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
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March 21, 2005


CHESTERTOWN, MD – The Hilbert College women’s softball team opened the 2005 season with a pair of losses at Washington College on Monday afternoon.  The host Shorewomen (8-2) took the first game 8-4 and later came back to win the second game of the doubleheader, 11-3.


Sophomore pitcher Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) stuck-out two, but gave up 13 hits while suffering the loss in game one for Hilbert.  The Hawks rallied in the top of the sixth inning to cut the lead to 5-4, but allowed three runs in the bottom of the sixth and failed to score the following inning.  Gollaher singled, scored a run, and had an RBI while Amber Fie (Olean, NY/Olean) and Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) each singled and scored for the Hawks.


In game two, Miller went three for three from the plate with a double while recording two stolen bases and scoring a run.  Holly Beecroft (Buffalo, NY/Mt. Mercy) and Nicolette Newton (Forestville, NY/Forestville) each singled and scored to lead the Hawks (0-2) offense.  The Hawks took an early one run lead after the top of the first inning, but then gave up four runs in the bottom of the first while never regaining the lead.  Gollaher again went the distance on the mound, earning two strike-outs while giving up all 11 runs on 14 hits.


The Hawks return to action on Wednesday, March 30th when they travel to Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) foe, Medaille College for a 3:00 PM doubleheader.  

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.