HC softball team drops DH at UPB

Release Date:
April 11, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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BRADFORD, PA – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford softball team improved to 5-3 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) with a sweep of Hilbert College Wednesday afternoon. The host Panthers took game one 15-2 before earning a 9-0 shutout in game two.

UPB jumped out to a 10-0 lead before Hilbert scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning in a comeback effort. The Panthers responded with five runs in the bottom of the inning and to ice the win as pitcher Kristy Zavinski went the distance on a four-hitter. Hilbert was paced by Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) who went one-for-two with a pair of RBIs. The senior right-hander was charged with the loss despite three strikeouts on the day.

Game two saw the home lead 6-0 after the first two innings before adding three insurance runs in the bottom of the fourth to put the game out of reach. UPB pitcher Jillian Kreitzer’s tossed a one-hitter with three strikeouts to earn the win. Gollaher earned the Hawks lone hit while teammate Mandy Lisowski (North Collins, NY/North Collins) suffered the loss on the mound.

The Panthers (7-14 overall) pounded out 28 hits in the doubleheader victory while playing their first home games of the season. Mistakes hurt the Hawks chances as they allowed seven errors on the day.

Hilbert (3-19, 1-7) will regroup for a showdown at conference foe Frostburg State this Saturday, April 14th.

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.