Saxons Take Two from Hawks

Release Date:
April 18, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ALFRED, NY – Alfred University swept a pair of games from the visiting Hilbert College Hawks Tuesday in NCAA Division III softball action. The Host Saxons won game one 9-1 and returned to take the nightcap by the same score.

The Saxons Brittany Curran earned complete-game wins in each game and the hot bat of shortstop Heidi Brooks contributed six RBIs and five runs while going five for seven.

In game one, the Hawks scored their only run in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead before the Saxons answered with five of their own in the bottom of the inning. The winners would score two more in the fourth and add another pair in the sixth to seal the win. Hilbert’s Kate Moyer (Scio, NY/Scio) was charged with the loss. Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) and Lacey John (Versailles, NY/Gowanda) earned two hits each with John getting the lone RBI.

Alfred (9-17) scored six runs in the fifth inning to extend their early 3-1 lead in game two and take the win in five innings. The Hawks mustered four hits in the game and scored their only run in third inning to trim Alfred’s lead to 2-1. Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West), Amber Fie (Olean, NY/Olean), Christine Libby (Lackawanna, NY/Lackawanna), and Goodwin collected hits while John was charged with the loss.

The Hawks (5-17) return home to face conference foe the University of Pitt-Bradford Panthers today 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.