Softball Gets First Win Over Johnson State

Release Date:
March 11, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Johnson St. box             Drew box

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – The Hilbert College softball team turned things around on day two of the Fastpitch Dreams Classic when they soundly beat Johnson State 13-1 in the morning match after losing to them one day earlier. Unfortunately, the Hawks dropped the afternoon tilt 8-0 to Drew and lost a starter to injury. 

Junior Emily Ripley had a break out game going three for four at the plate and whacking three doubles in the process in the Johnson State rematch. Freshman Rachel Collier, senior Halsey Baker and sophomore Natalie Whitman were productive with two hits apiece. Junior Devan Jonathan went the distance on the mound and earned her first win of the season.

Against Drew, the Hawks suffered through a game without Amber Grosch who took a trip to the hospital for evaluation of a knee injury. Baker and Whitman each had a double while Allison Hall and Collier hit singles in the loss.

The Hawks (1-3) return to action March 12 with games against Baptist Bible and Henry Ford Community College.

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.