Hawks End 2003 Baseball Season In Style

Release Date:
September 1, 2003
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The #4 seeded Hilbert College baseball team captured the 2003 North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament Championship with a convincing 14-1 win over #2 seeded Medaille College. The Mavericks reached the finals with a 7-6 win earlier in the day over #1 seeded Keuka College.

Corey Lindsley (Sardinia, NY/GCC) broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning with a three-run homer over the left field fence to start the rally for the host Hawks. Lindsley also added a double and four RBI’s on the day. Tournament MVP Sam Gioia (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) was 3-5 including three stolen bases, 2 RBI’s, and 2 runs scored. Marty Glinsky (Buffalo, NY/South Park, GCC) chipped in with three hits as eight out of nine Hawks earned hits. Mark Grabowski (Hinsdale, NY/Hinsdale) got the win, allowing two hits over six innings.

Coach Rutkowski’s Hawks complete their season at 11-22 overall (3-4 NEAC) and capture their first conference tournament championship.

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.