HC Softball Drops Doubleheader to Medaille

Release Date:
March 31, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

March 31, 2005


BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Hilbert College softball team opened their Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) schedule with two losses to local rival Medaille College, on Wednesday afternoon.  The Hawks dropped the first game, 9-3, and the second game, 9-2  to fall to 0-4 overall, and 0-2 in the AMCC.


In the opener, then host Mavericks jumped out to an early lead on a solo homer by senior Mary Helak in the second inning.  Medaille added two more runs in the inning, and three more in the third to build a 6-0 lead after three innings. 


An error by Medaille, followed by back-to-back doubles by Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) and Jeanette Testa (Forestville, NY/Forestville) cut the Maverick lead to 6-2.  Medaille was too strong, as they tacked on three more runs in the fourth to put the game out of reach. 


Hilbert catcher Amber Fie (Olean, NY/Olean) added a solo home run in the sixth, and scored two runs.  Testa added two hits and two RBIs, while Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) also had two hits for the Hawks.  Gollaher (0-3) pitched six innings for Hilbert and suffered her third loss of the season.


In the second game of the doubleheader, Medaille’s Sara Vertalino blasted a three-run homer in the first inning to give the Mavericks a 3-0 lead.  The lead grew to 6-0 when Hilbert loaded the bases in the third inning with no outs.  They were only able to score one run, however, as Katie Ahearn (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) was gunned down at the plate by rightfielder Sara Lewis for the third out of the inning. 


Outfielder Kim Klein (Yorkshire, NY/Pioneer) led the offense for Hilbert with two hits, while Holly Beecroft (Buffalo, NY/Mount Mercy) added a run and an RBI.  Chrissy Hall (Buffalo, NY/Mount Mercy) (0-1) was charged with the loss, as she pitched four and one-third innings, giving up eight runs on 10 hits.  Medaille’s Amanda Baker added three hits, including two home runs, and scored four runs in the victory.


The Hawks next game, a doubleheader scheduled for April 2nd at Frostburg State, has been postponed.  The Hawks are scheduled to resume their AMCC schedule on Tuesday, April 5th at home against Penn State Behrend.  The first pitch is set for 3 p.m.

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.