Hawks Reined by Mavericks

Rain-soaked conference losses
Release Date:
April 8, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – After an afternoon scramble to determine where the AMCC conference game will be played, Medaille College gave up their home field advantage to play on campus diamond at Hilbert College in between all the rain drops. With the first pitch off the mound at 4 pm, Medaille went on a 7-run first inning cruise to a (12-3) 5-inning victory. After a brief delay, the Hawks surrendered 3 runs early in game two and never recovered (13-6). Hilbert drops to 8-8 overall and 2-4 in conference. Medaille moves to 11-7 and 5-1.

Hilbert didn’t have the same power behind the bat getting out hit 26-14 with the difference in distance and RBI’s (23-9). The visitors hit 5 homeruns for the day while Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) hit Hilbert’s lone long ball in game two. Pitcher Carrie Sisson (Eden, NY/Holy Angels Academy) carried the Hawks in game one through 4 innings striking out one and giving up 3 walks with 12 hits. While in game two, freshman Emily Ripley (Batavia, NY/Notre Dame Catholic) did most of the work going 4 innings with 9 hits and 9 runs. At the top of the 5th, freshman Rebecca Sutton (Eden, NY/Eden) took the circle and surrendered 5 hits and 4 runs. Offensively, besides her home run, Parker had 3 hits, scored 2 runs and batted in 2 runs while fellow senior captain Sarah Collins (Milroy, PA/Indian Valley) had 2 hits, 2 RBI’s and scored once.
The Hawks have a few days to dry off from the rain and mud on the 7th as they play their next game on the road at Frostburg State on Saturday, April 10th.

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.