HC Softball Team Splits at FSU; Drops DH at PSA

Release Date:
April 16, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ALTOONA, PA – The Hilbert College women’s softball team rebounded from a 14-0 loss at Frostburg State to earn a hard fought 5-3 win in the nightcap of Friday’s doubleheader in Frostburg, MD. On Saturday, the visiting Hawks were beaten 10-9 and 12-4 at Penn State Altoona to fall to 7-9 overall and 5-5 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMC).

In game one at FSU on Friday, Bobcats pitcher Jen Cook held the Hawks to just two hits and struck out 10 in a five-inning complete-game effort. Hilbert pitcher Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) gave up 14 runs, including nine earned, on 15 hits while suffering the loss.

Game two saw the Hawks score all five of their runs in the fifth inning to erase a 3-0 deficit. Gollaher (7-6) went the distance on mound for the win and chipped in with a pair of singles from the plate. Nicolette Newton (Forestville, NY/Forestville) and Amber Fie (Olean, NY/Olean) also had two hits each in the win.

At PS-Altoona on Saturday, the visiting Hawks trailed the Lions 10-5 entering the seventh inning. Hilbert rallied for four runs in the top of the inning, but couldn’t pull even with the Lions despite pounding out 12 hits on the day. The Hawks didn’t help their cause by leaving seven runners on base and allowing 15 PSA hits. Gollaher was charged with the loss on the mound for Hilbert, while Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew), Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca), Perri Kraengel (Hamburg, NY), and Fie all had two hits in the loss.

Game two in Altoona, PA saw the Hawks surrender a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning as the host Lions scored four runs and added six more in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn the eight-run rule win. Stranc had a pair of hits and Fie had a single, RBI, and scored a run to lead the Hawks offense. The Hawks committed four errors behind Gollaher (7-8) who took the loss.

Hilbert travels to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Monday, April 18th for an important AMCC doubleheader with the Panthers. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 PM.

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.