Ripley Rips D'Youville

Hilbert drops AMCC games in rain
Release Date:
April 28, 2011
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Amherst, NY - The D’Youville College softball team swept their fourth straight conference doubleheader and the Spartans notched their seventh and eighth-straight wins by defeating visiting Hilbert college 9-2 and 12-9.

In game one won by D’Youville 9-2, Spartan’s pitcher Hannah Norton (Wyoming, NY/Pavilion) tallied 11 strikeouts and Kristie Ryan (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) went 1-2 with a double and two RBI.

Lisa Crowe (Eden, NY/Eden) drove in both Hilbert runs with a fifth-inning single.

Game two was a wild back and forth game that saw D’Youville rally in the sixth to win 12-9. Hilbert scored three in the first and two in the second. D’Youville rallied to go up 8-5 after the third. Hilbert scored three times in the sixth to lead 9-8 only to see D’Youville score four times in the sixth. The Hawks ended the game in seventh with runners on first and second.

Devan Jonathan (Basom, NY/Akron) went 3-4 with a double and Emili Ripley (Batavia, NY/Notre Dame) went 2-4 with two RBI for Hilbert.

Danielle Phillips (Rome, NY/Rome Free Academy) went 3-5 with 2 RBI. Hannah Norton came on in the second inning to get the win, upper her record to 10-4 on the year, and went 3-3 at the plate.

D’Youville improves to 10-2 in the AMCC, 14-6 overall. Hilbert drops to 1-20 overall, 0-12 in the AMCC.



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.