Collins Fourth Homer of Season Not Enough; Drop Two at La Roche

Release Date:
April 24, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
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Pittsburgh, PA:  Senior Sarah Collins (Milroy, PA/ Indian Valley) hit her fourth home run of the season and third home run in three games as the Hawks dropped two games to La Roche College on Saturday, April 24. The Redhawks took game one in a close battle defeating Hilbert 7-5 while game two also went to the Redhawks in a 12-6 decision.

Freshman Jill Martucci {pictured right} led the Hawks offense in game one as the Hamburg native went 2-for-3 scoring one run and earning two RBI.
Hilbert would jump on the scoreboard first as Collins would homer during her first at bat sending Martucci across home plate giving the Hawks a 2-0 lead.
La Roche would answer with three runs of their own in the bottom of the inning to take a 3-2 lead. La Roche would hold the lead for the remainder of the game as they used four one-run innings to capture the 7-5 victory over Hilbert.
The Redhawks were led by Kayla Strittmatter who went 2-for-4 with one RBI. Jessica Cullum also earned her seventh win of the season from the mound as she pitched seven innings allowing 11 hits and striking out five of Hilbert’s batters.
In game two, Hilbert trailed La Roche 4-0 after two innings of play. The Hawks would erase the four run deficit in the top of the third as they used a four-run inning to tie the game. Martucci would spark the offense once again as she hit her first triple of the season for a 2-RBI. Martucci would score on passed ball while Halsey Baker (Scio, NY/ Scio) would single to send home Collins for the fourth run of the inning.
La Roche would respond to the Hawks offensive pressure with a four-run inning of their own.
Hilbert would earn two more runs in the top of the fourth but it would not be enough as the Redhawks would use two two-run innings  to earn a decisive 12-6 victory. The wins even La Roche’s AMCC record to 7-7 while Hilbert falls to 3-13.
The Hawks will return to action on Friday, April 30, as they face non conference opponent, Elmira College, (13-4) for at 3 p.m. double header at Elmira.

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.