Softball Hawks Downed by Storm

Release Date:
March 29, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Lake Erie College (6-6, 4-0) showed why they are the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s (AMCC) top softball team with two convincing wins over Hilbert College on Thursday. The visiting Storm took a 12-1 win off the Hawks in game one before coming back and outscoring the home team 18-5 in the nightcap.

In the first game, Lake Erie scored seven runs in the second-inning before cruising to the five-inning win. Hilbert was paced by Kelly Goodwin’s (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) double while Tiffany Morris (Buffalo, NY/Performing Arts) added a hit and twice reached base on a pair of walks. The Hawks’ Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) suffered the loss on the mound.

The Storm held an early 8-2 lead after two innings in the second contest before adding 10 more runs in another five-inning victory. Goodwin was two for two with a pair of stolen bases and Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) was three for three with an RBI and three stolen bases to pace Hilbert. Gollaher provided a spark at the plate by collecting two hits, including a double, while adding four RBIs before being charged with her second loss of the day.

Hilbert (0-10, 0-2) will regroup for a doubleheader at Penn State Altoona (2-10, 1-1) on Saturday. First pitch in Altoona, PA is scheduled for 1:00 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.