Softball Drops a Pair to Pitt-Bradford

Release Date:
April 18, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
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BRADFORD, Pa. – The Hilbert College softball team suffered a pair of losses Monday to the University of Pitt-Bradford Panthers, 8-0 and 13-3, in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) doubleheader. This drops the Hawks record to 7-11 overall, and 5-7 in AMCC play.

Pitt-Bradford got on the board early in the first game, as a walk to leadoff batter Michelle Pushinsky and triple by centerfielder Catrina Retterer led to the games first run. Retterer later scored on an RBI single by Brittany McLean.

The Panthers continued to pour it on in the third, scoring three runs on three hits, including a run scoring double by cleanup hitter Calista Walker. Pitt-Bradford would score three unearned runs in the bottom half of the fourth inning, and shut down the Hilbert offense in the top half of the fifth to record the eight-run rule victory.

The Hawk offense was limited to one hit, as Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) led off the game with a single in the first. Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport), who took the loss on the mound, was the only other base runner for Hilbert.

In game two, the Hawks jumped out to an early lead as Miller scored on an error by the UPB centerfielder. The lead was short-lived, as Pitt-Bradford scored three in the second on Cassandra Walker’s bases loaded triple. The Panthers would score eight more in the third to break the game open, taking advantage of two Hilbert errors.

Hilbert would attempt to mount a comeback in the fourth, as a leadoff double by Gollaher was followed by a one-out RBI single by Holly Beecroft (Buffalo, NY/Mount Mercy). A passed ball put Beecroft in scoring position, but the Hawks were unable to capitalize. Pitt-Bradford tacked on two more in the bottom half of the fourth inning, and limited the Hawks to an unearned run in the top of the fifth to preserve their second consecutive eight-run rule victory.

Miller had two hits and scored two runs for the Hawks. Gollaher, who suffered her fourth consecutive loss on the mound, also finished with two hits in the game.

The Hilbert College softball team will look to put an end to their four game skid on Wednesday, April 20th in a conference doubleheader against Penn State Behrend. The home games are scheduled to begin at 3:00 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.