Softball beaten on the road

Release Date:
April 23, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ERIE, PA – Penn State Behrend moved into third place in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) softball standings with a double-header sweep of Hilbert College Wednesday at Behrend Field. The host Lions took game one 6-3 before shutting out the Hawks 8-0 in a six-inning shortened nightcap.

Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) and Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) each doubled for the Hawks, but Lions’ pitcher Maddie Wieser allowed just five hits while picking up the win in game one. Penn State Behrend rode a 6-0 lead through the fifth inning before Hilbert would answer with three runs over their final two at bats to round out the scoring. The late-game offense would prove not enough as pitcher Carrie Sisson (Elma, NY/Mt. Mercy) was eventually charged with the loss.

Game two was all Lions (24-10, 10-4) thanks to pitcher Laura Frischkorn who went the distance and allowed just two hits while providing an RBI single from the plate. The hosts pounded out 13 hits while stealing three bases and forcing four Hawk errors in the win. Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) took the loss and joined Parker with a single statistically.

The Hawks (7-23, 1-13) will return home and face local foe D’Youville College (10-20) on Thursday.

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.