Lady Mavericks outscore softball Hawks

Release Date:
April 15, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Medaille College broke a five-game skid with a double-header sweep of Hilbert College Tuesday in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate (AMCC) softball action. The host Hawks came up short in the runs column, dropping game one 9-4 before falling 12-7 in the nightcap as the Mavericks (12-10, 9-1) hold on to second place in the AMCC standings.

Game one saw the visitors jump out to a 6-0 lead before Hilbert got on the board with two runs in the fourth inning. The Mavs would add a run in each of the final three innings with the Hawks scoring once in fifth to trail 9-3 heading into the final inning. Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) homered in the bottom of the seventh to make things interesting, but it wouldn’t be enough. Medaille’s Amanda Westling picked up the win behind an eight-strikeout performance while the offense produced 12 hits, including two homeruns from the hot bat of Amanda Baker. Hilbert was led by Kelly Godowin’s (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) two hits, including an RBI double. Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) finished with two hits before suffering the loss on the mound.

Medaille took command of game two with a 7-0 lead before the hosts pushed five runs across the plate in the bottom of the inning, which featured a Carrie Sisson (Elma, NY/Mt. Mercy) three-run dinger. The Mavs added one in the sixth with the Hawks answering with two more in their half of the inning to trail 8-7 going into the seventh. Sisson would get the first two outs, but Medaille found a way to score four runs off four straight hits and a costly error to regain control. Mavericks’ winning pitcher Jessica Sisti then gave way to Westling who struck out the first two Hawks before getting Stranc to fly out to end the game. Hilbert earned 14 hits in the contest with Stranc and Parker each getting three apiece. Sisson went the distance on the mound and allowed 14 hits in a losing effort for the Hawks (4-20, 0-10).

The Hawks are off until a double-header at the University of Pitt-Greensburg on Saturday, April 19th.

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.