Softball Hawks Earn Split with UPG

Release Date:
March 24, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Greensburg, PA – Hilbert College split a softball doubleheader at University of Pitt-Greensburg on Friday, falling to the Bobcats 1-5 in game one before taking the second game 4-3. The win improves the Hawks to 3-8 overall and 1-1 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

The Bobcats scored all five of their runs in the third inning as pitcher Ashley Gardner held the visiting Hawks to one run on four hits to pick up the win in game one. Hilbert’s Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) earned a hit and an RBI while teammate Jeannette Testa (Forestville, NY/Forestville) doubled and scored the Hawks lone run in the sixth inning.

Hawks starting pitcher Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) fanned five Bobcat batters before suffering the loss. UPG’s Toni Trew paced the Bobcats with three hits while also scoring a run for the winners.

In the second game, UPG (2-12, 1-1) scored two runs in the first inning before Nicolette Newton’s (Forestville, NY/Forestville) two-out double in the fourth awakened the Hawk hitters. Lacy John (Versailles, NY/Gowanda) earned her second hit of the game while scoring Newton to get the Hawks on the board before a three-run fifth inning gave the visitors a 4-2 lead.

Hilbert winning pitcher Kate Moyer (Scio, NY/Scio) worked out of the fifth inning before allowing a run in the sixth that saw the Hawks lead fade to 4-3. The freshman right-hander closed out the seventh as the Bobcats stranded two runners to end the game.

Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) paced the Hawks with a single, RBI, and run scored while Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) joined Miller with a hit and an RBI.

The Hawks return to action on Wednesday, March 29th when they play host to AMCC and local rival Medaille College. Game one of the twinbill starts at 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.