Hilbert Baseball Team Falls to U of R, LEC

Release Date:
April 19, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

April 19, 2004


Painesville, Ohio – The Hilbert College baseball team dropped four games over the weekend with doubleheader road losses Friday at the University of Rochester, and another pair of losses Sunday at Lake Erie College.


Dustin Riker (Frontier/Blasdell, NY) pitched two innings while taking the 7-2 loss in game one against U of R. The Hawks mustered only four hits led by Glen Ufland’s (Bishop Timon/Buffalo, NY) double in the fourth inning while committing five errors on defense. 


Game two saw the host Yellow Jackets score all 12 of their runs over the course of the first four innings on their way to the 12-0 shutout. U of R pounded out 16 hits to Hilbert’s one as Brendan Mullen (Oakfield-Alabama/Oakfield, NY) suffered his second loss of the year for the Hawks on the mound.


Sunday afternoon the Hawks traveled to Lake Erie College and lost to the host Storm 12-9 in game one of the twinbill. Matt Markott (Lakeshore/Angola, NY) kept the Hawks in the game with three hits while Joe Ferrara (Frontier/Hamburg, NY) collected a pair of hits, scored a run, and earned a stolen base. Tim Downey (Niagara Wheatfield/Sanborn, NY) pitched four innings allowing six runs and six hits while fanning seven Storm batters. Hilbert’s Tim Gornikiewicz (Dunkirk/Dunkirk, NY) was charged with the loss in relief of Downey.


In game two Sunday, the Hawks trailed 3-0 before scoring in the third to cut the Storm lead to two. LEC scored two runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth to secure the 7-1 win. Storm pitcher Jimmy Knight threw a complete game striking out 12 batters while allowing only four hits on the day. Hilbert’s Cory Lindsley (Pioneer/Yorkshire, NY) had two hits to lead the Hawks offense while Downey was charged with the loss on the mound.


The Hawks (2-10) originally scheduled doubleheader at Brockport State today has been postponed. Hilbert will play host April 20 to North Eastern Athletic Conference foe Keuka College. Game one of the doubleheader is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. with the second game to immediately follow.

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.