Nazareth sweeps DH from Hilbert

Release Date:
April 2, 2007
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ROCHESTER, NY – Nazareth College gained its first two wins of the softball season Monday with an 8-0, 12-11 doubleheader win over Hilbert College. With the pair of wins, the Golden Flyers improve to 4-10 overall while the Hawks drop to 1-13 on the year.

In the first game, Tiffany Morris (Buffalo, NY/Performing Arts) led the Hawks with a two for three outing including a stolen base. Nazareth pitcher Polly Muehlenkamp went the distance for the win in the shortened six inning game. Hilbert’s Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) was charged with the loss after giving up nine hits and seven earned runs. The senior right-hander picked up five strikeouts in a losing effort.

Game two saw the Hawks rally from a 4-0 deficit with eight runs in the fourth inning before surrendering an 11-9 lead going into the bottom of the seventh. Nazareth would score twice to send the game to extra innings, where Jackie DeJoseph’s sacrifice fly finished the Hawks after eight innings. Hilbert was paced by losing pitcher Laura Stranc’s (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) three hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) earned two hits and Sarah Collins (Lewistown, PA/Indian Valley) collected a hit, two RBIs, and two stolen bases.

The Hawks next will travel to non league doubleheaders at Wells College on Wednesday and Keuka College on Thursday.

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.