Softball splits double-header with Frostburg State

Release Date:
April 26, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College and Frostburg State combined for 44 runs in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) softball split on Saturday. The Hawks claimed game one 15-10, but the visiting Bobcats solidified an upcoming conference tournament play-off spot with a 14-5 win in the nightcap.

Hilbert pitcher Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) singled twice and scored two runs before picking up her fifth win of the season in the opener. The Hawks plated four runs in the opening inning, and survived a six-run second inning by the Bobcats en route to their second conference win of the season. Hilbert would score at least one run in each inning while Stranc held Frostburg scoreless over the final four innings of play. Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) went five for five and finished with a triple and two doubles, and Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) continued her strong play with four hits, including two doubles.

The Bobcats roared back in game two as they jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three and a half innings. Hilbert would close the gap to 7-4 after the fourth, but got outscored 7-1 down the stretch and settled for a split on the day. Carrie Sisson (Elma, NY/Mt.Mercy) got tagged with the loss after allowing 11 runs on 10 hits, but finished the outing with five strikeouts. Frostburg rode the hot bat of Samantha Quirin who homered twice while plating five RBIs in the win. Parker was four for four for the Hawks and pounded out two doubles before cracking her third dinger of the season in the sixth inning.

Hilbert (8-26, 2-14) will square off against Penn State Altoona (4-28, 1-15) on Sunday in the Hawks season finale.

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.