Mitchell College, Mt. Aloysius College beat HC softball team

Release Date:
March 18, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – The Hilbert College softball team suffered a pair of defeats Tuesday at the Snowbird Softball Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC. Mitchell College picked up their first win of the season with a 6-5 victory before Mount Aloysius College registered a 9-1 win over the Hawks.

Carrie Sisson (Elma, NY/Mt. Mercy) went three for four with a homerun and three RBIs to pace the Hawks against the Pequots (1-3) in game one. Amanda Ratajczak (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) also turned in a three-hit performance, but it wasn’t enough to rally Hilbert. Pitcher Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca) took the loss despite allowing just five hits and whiffing seven batters.

Against the Mounties of Mount Aloysius (7-1), Sisson suffered the loss after working five innings and allowing four runs. Heather Johnson (Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore West) couldn’t shut down the Mounties in relief and surrendering the last five runs in innings six and seven. Stranc was a bright spot on offense with two hits in a losing effort.

Hilbert (1-3) will regroup with games Wednesday against Frostburg State and the University of Scranton.

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.