AU softball team blanks HC

Release Date:
April 9, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HORNELL, NY – The Alfred University softball team swept a doubleheader from visiting Hilbert College Monday afternoon at Hornell High School to improve to 12-8 on the season. Alfred pitcher Ilana Price tossed a perfect game in the opener as AU claimed a 17-0 victory before the Saxons’ ace came back to win game two 16-0.

In game one, Price struck out six Hilbert batters and helped herself at the plate with a three-for-four performance in the Saxons five-inning win. AU scored nine runs in the bottom of the first to take control of the contest, with freshmen Mikki Senkow, Shannon Mather, and Holly Seidewand each hitting homeruns. Hilbert’s Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) suffered the loss as the Hawks defense was charged with eight errors in the defeat.

In the nightcap, Price continued her strong afternoon by tossing five shutout innings, striking out six, walking one and scattering five hits to earn the win. Alfred freshman Lauren Peterson was 3-for-5 with a double, homerun, five RBIs and three runs scored to pace the winners. Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) tried to rally the Hawks with two hits, including a triple, but Hilbert stranded six runners on base, and five defensive errors hurt the visitors’ chances. Mandy Lisowski (North Collins, NY/North Collins) took the loss on the mound.

Hilbert will regroup for an important Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) game Tuesday afternoon against La Roche College. The originally scheduled home doubleheader has been moved to La Roche College in Pittsburgh, PA. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 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.