HC Softball Team Falls Short in Opener

Release Date:
March 12, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – The Hilbert College softball team dropped a 2-1 decision to NAIA Division I Pikeville College in Myrtle Beach, SC on Sunday. Hilbert’s Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) suffered the loss on the mound for the Hawks who fall to 0-1 to start the season.

Tied 0-0 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, Hilbert’s Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) scored on a sacrifice fly by Lacy John (Versailles, NY/Gowanda) to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead. Pikesville got a two-out triple that scored a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 2-1 lead they would not relinquish.

Hilbert’s Amber Fie (Olean, NY/Olean) finished two for three on the day. The Hawks will regroup for a pair of games Monday against Alvernia College and later against NCAA Division II Mansfield University.

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.