HC Softball Team Falls to Alvernia, Mansfield

Release Date:
March 13, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Five costly errors allowed the Alvernia College Crusaders to score four unearned runs en route to a 4-0 win over the Hilbert College Hawks softball team on Monday. Later in the day against NCAA Division II Mansfield University, the Hawks trailed 4-5 but couldn’t get any closer in a 5-13 loss to the Mountaineers.

Hilbert pitcher Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) suffered her second loss of the season despite Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) belting out two of her team’s six hits against the Crusaders. A chance to make up some ground with the bases loaded in the fifth inning went for not and the Hawks (0-2) failed to push any runs across the plate.

Later in the day against the Mountaineers, Hilbert pitcher Kate Moyer (Scio, NY/Scio) made her debut on the mound where she picked up her first collegiate strikeout before taking the loss. Miller had a hit and a pair of RBIs and Gollaher went one for three from the plate with an RBI and run scored in the defeat.

The Hawks (0-3) will regroup for a game against Russell Sage College Tuesday at 9:30 AM before facing Hood College at 11:30 AM.

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.