Lions Sweep Hawks in First Conference Series of 2009

Release Date:
March 28, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
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The Hilbert College softball team fell to Penn State Altoona in two games on Saturday afternoon March 28, 2009, 10-2 and 10-2. Both contests lasted just five innings. The Hawk's record falls to 4-7 overall and 0-2 in AMCC play.

The Hawks scored the first run of the game on a Courtney Hohl (Lakeview, NY/Frontier) single to center field; Carrie Sisson (Elma, NY/Mt. Mercy) crossed the plate on the hit.
The Hawks held the lead until the third, when Altoona plated two runs to take a 2-1 lead.
In the fourth inning, the Hawks scored again to even the score in the top of the inning, but in the bottom, the Lions posted six runs, to push the lead to 8-2.
The Hawks were unable to gain any ground in the top of the fifth, and Altoona added two in the bottom of the inning to secure the victory.
In game one Hohl was 1-2 at the plate for the Hawks with an RBI. Freshman Halsey Baker (Scio, NY/Scio) was also 1-2 with an RBI.
Hohl took the loss in the circle for Hilbert.
Game two again saw the Hawks with the lead in the third inning on the Lions as Hohl doubled scoring Sisson and Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg). But the Lions would respond with six runs in the fourth and four runs in the fifth to close the Hawks out.
Hohl was 1-2 with two RBIs in the second frame to lead the Hawks offense.
Sisson registered the loss in game two for Hilbert.
The Hawks return to action Monday March 30, 2009 at home vs. Elmira College for a 3 p.m. double header.

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.