Baseball Celebrates Senior Day

Release Date:
April 23, 2013
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Game One Box             Game Two Box

HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College wasn’t able to hold their lead in either of the AMCC base games today and dropped a 12-8 and 16-9 double header to D’Youville College. In both games, D’Youville rallied in the top of the seventh inning to improve to 5-7 AMCC, and 7-15 overall. 

Prior to the night cap, seniors Chris Hoak, Ryan Ilardi and Garrett Pauly were honored for their years of service to the baseball program.

Hilbert opened the day with a 2-1 lead after three innings. D’Youville scored three quick runs in the top of the fourth and added one run the next two innings, while Hilbert progressively added runs those three innings to take a 8-6 lead into the top of the seventh inning. Three different Spartans hit doubles to push runners around the bags and pad their score by six runs. The Hawks finished the bottom of the inning with a single, a walk and three outs.

Cody Ashford, Paul Wujek and Justin Hulbert each finished with 2 hits and Garrett Pauly earned a double bagger.   Tyler Shaw led the Hawks with 3 RBI. 

In the nightcap, D’Youville jumped out to an 8-1 lead after two innings. Hilbert stormed back and Joe Pernick hit the team’s first home run this year in the 4th. The Hawks added eight more runs by the bottom of the fourth to take a 9-8 lead. Neither team made it home in the 5th, but D’Youville snuck one more run on the board in the sixth to force a tie, 9-9.  Brent Gibbs hit a three-run home run along with two other team mates striking for doubles to pad 7 runs to D’Youville’s total.   Hilbert came up empty in the bottom of the seventh falling 16-9.

Pernick and Tom Irish finished with three hits and Pernick led with 3 RBIs. 

The Hawks have a few days off before they travel to Cazenovia College April 26th for a non-conference double header beginning at 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.