Softball Hawks cap road trip with sweep of Cougars

Release Date:
April 20, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Hilbert College softball team won their third straight game by taking a double-header from Chatham University (8-22) on Sunday at Varsity Field. The 13-4, 9-6 double-header sweep of the Cougars bumps the Hawks record to 7-21 on the year.

The visiting Hawks brought out the bats with 14 hits in the opener and were led by Laura Stranc’s four hits, including two doubles. Hilbert broke a 3-3 tie with a four-run fourth inning and then outscored Chatham 6-1 over the rest of the game. The Hawks drew eight walks in the win, and pitcher Carrie Sisson (Elma, NY/Mt. Mercy) went the distance allowing nine hits. Samantha Greenwood led the Cougars with three hits, including a double, two RBI and a stolen base.

The nightcap saw the Hawks rally for a run in the seventh inning to knot the game at 4-4 before the visitors exploded for five runs in the eighth to gain control. Sisson picked up the win in relief and pounded three doubles to lead the offense. Chatham threatened with two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, but Sisson struck out Jennifer Quimby with the bases loaded to end the game. Both teams combined to strand 20 runners in the contest, which also saw the Hawks out-hit the Cougars 9-6.

The Hawks return to action on Wednesday, April 23 with a double-header at Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) foe Penn State Behrend.

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.