Softball Hawks drop DH to FSU Bobcats

Release Date:
April 22, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Frostburg State finished their western New York swing with a pair of wins over the Hilbert College softball team Sunday afternoon in Hamburg. The host Bobcats took game one 10-4 before shutting out the Hawks 8-0 in six innings in game two. The doubleheader setback drops the Hawks to 3-25 overall and 1-11 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

In the first game, the Bobcats jumped out to a 6-1 lead after two innings and rode the strong arm of senior pitcher Lori Potts who pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts. Hilbert threatened with two runs in the top of the fifth inning, but Frostburg would add four insurance runs in the bottom of the inning to prevent any kind of a comeback. The Hawks’ Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) pounded out two hits and Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) hit a homerun before suffering the loss on the mound. Potts and Heather Proud combined for six of the Bobcats 11 hits in the contest.

Game two saw the Bobcats (12-14, 9-3) take command early with a two-run first inning before adding one more in the second, two in the fifth, and three in the sixth to round-out the scoring. FSU freshman pitcher Katelyn Coffey tossed a one-hitter to get the win while Hilbert’s Stranc earned the Hawks lone hit before being charged with the loss on the mound.

Hilbert will next play host to the Soaring Eagles of Elmira College on Monday in a doubleheader starting at 3:00 pm. With the Hawks baseball team also in action at home, the afternoon will feature a cookout in recognition of National Student Athlete Day.

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.