Softball Opens Season In Sunshine

Release Date:
March 10, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Johnson State box           Keystone State box

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The Hilbert College softball team opened their 2012 season with two losses on day one of the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic March 10. The Hawks hit the ball well and played good defense in both games. But in the fifth inning, Johnson State and Keystone State rallied to win each game.

In the morning game, senior Jill Martucci finished with two doubles going three for five at the plate. Senior Halsey Baker had two doubles as well and Kateland Ball earned two hits for the blue and white. Junior Emily Ripley went the distance striking six out in the 11-7 loss to Johnson State (VT).

Junior Devan Jonathan went five innings and earned four strikes outs before senior Allison Hall closed the game with two strike outs in the 9-7 loss to Keystone State (PA). Martucci had two hits and Ball finished with one double and one single. Ripley, freshman Rachel Collier and junior Rebecca Elensky each were credited with two hits in the afternoon match.

Hilbert returns to the diamond tomorrow to square off against Johnson State and Drew University.

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.