Searching for Hits, Hilbert Comes Up Empty

Release Date:
April 30, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ELMIRA, NY - The Hilbert College softball team traveled to Elmira College for their last non-conference game of the 2010 season on April 30. The Soaring Eagles took both games from the Hawks (9-0, 5 innings) (8-2) improving to 15-6. Senior Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) led the 9-19 Hawks in game two with her double and stolen base, but the Hawks just couldn’t muster enough offense to keep up with the home team.

Senior Sarah Collins (Milroy,PA/Indian Valley) put the Hawks on the  board first in the second inning of game two after her single and passed balls worked her around the bags for the score.  Parker’s double in the 3rd made things interesting. That hit moved Jill Martucci (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) to third and a passed ball with the next batter scored Martucci giving the Hawks a 2-0 lead at the middle of the inning.  Elmira regrouped and tied the game up during their at bats.
Neither team got any momentum going until the home team scored four runs in the 5th inning.   Hilbert put the pressure on in the 6th inning with 3 batters moving around bases off walks, and Parker stealing one in between, but  after the third out, all three women were stranded on base.
The first game of the day saw the Hawks being shut out by Elmira’s Cassandra Fontinell pitching a complete hit-less game; she struck out 3 and walked 2 for the 9-0 win.
Hilbert closes out their year with games at home before graduation. On May 1, the Hawks will host Franciscan University of Steubenville with a 3:30 pm start time. Then, due to forecasted weather complications, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg game has been pushed back to May 6 so that the student-athletes at Hilbert can focus on their final exams beginning May 3.

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.