Manhattanville Has Hilbert's Number

Release Date:
March 14, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Cocoa Beach, FL – In the baseball team’s second outdoor playing experience of the 2011 season, the Hawks came up empty losing to Manhattanville College, 12-1 and then followed it up with a 7-0 defeat.

Senior Ryan LaCorte (Cheektowaga, NY/John F Kennedy) had the team’s only hit and scored Hilbert’s only run in their 12-1 season opening loss March 14thSophomore Zach Taylor (Wattsburg, PA/Seneca) pitched three and a third innings giving up only one run but the Valiants were too powerful at the plate for the early season game. LaCorte also had two stolen bases in the morning game.

In the night cap, Hilbert had four hits in the loss with junior Jim Pernick (Tonawanda, NY/St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute) connecting for two hits. Senior Frank Simmeth (Cheektowaga, NY/St. Mary’s) hit for a double while LaCorte earned another single. Dave Haseley (Sanborn, NY/Niagara Wheatfield/Coker) threw five innings giving up three earned runs.

The Hawks (0-2) will regroup and get ready for their third go-around Tuesday morning (9am) with Manhattanville in Cocoa Beach before they travel a short distance south to Ft. Pierce for an afternoon game against Westminster (2pm).




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.