Softball Team Splits AMCC DH at La Roche

Release Date:
April 23, 2006
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Fie’s Homer Rescues Hawks in Game Two

PITTSBURGH, PA – After dropping a 13-1 decision in game one, the Hilbert College softball team rallied for a 5-3 win in game two at La Roche College on Sunday afternoon. The Hawks Amber Fie (Olean, NY/Olean) cracked a two-run homerun in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and give the visitors the win.

Hilbert’s Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) suffered the loss in game one as the host Redhawks scored five runs in the first inning to gain control. After allowing eight more runs over the next three innings, the Hawks got on the board in the fifth when Gollaher doubled and later scored on a Kim Klein (Yorkshire, NY/Pioneer) groundout. The Redhawks pounded out 20 hits in the game which ended after the fifth inning.

Game two saw the Hawks strike first with two runs in the first inning before leading again after the third inning, 3-2. The Redhawks tied the score at 3-3 after the fifth before Fie’s heroics in the top of the seventh game the visitors the lead for good. Hilbert’s Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) was three for four with three runs scored to pace the winners. Gollaher redeemed herself on the mound to get the win and earned two hits and two RBIs. Fie finished two for four with three RBIs to give her the team lead with 17 on the season.

The Hawks (6-21, 4-12) originally scheduled game with Mount Aloysius College on Monday, April 24th has been cancelled.

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.