Ripley Gets A Win In The Circle and Rips A Homer

Release Date:
March 12, 2012
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Another day, another win for the women’s softball team at the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic in South Carolina. Hilbert College started the day with a 6-5 loss to Baptist Bible (PA) and finished the session with a 13-3 victory over Henry Ford Community College (MI).  The game results in the afternoon game will not be calculated into the teams record or cumulative statistics because HFCC is not a Division III institution.

Emily Ripley hit the team’s first home run of the season and Natalie Whitman went three for four at the plate while Devan Jonathan suffered the loss on the mound against Baptist Bible (4-0).
Later in the day, Ripley got her first win of the season in the circle striking out nine batters and giving up three earned runs. Halsey Baker finished with one double in her two for three performance and Whitman, again, ripped Henry Hudson’s pitcher for three hits in her four at bats.
The Hawks will play three more games before they head back to Western New York. On March 13, Hilbert takes on Ursuline College and the College of New Rochelle. With only one game on the schedule for March 14 (Bay Path), the Hawks will board the bus and make the fifteen hour bus ride back north later that afternoon.   

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.