Hilbert Nine Drop Three on the Road

Release Date:
April 26, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

April 26, 2004


Utica, N.Y. – The Hilbert College baseball team tried to rebound from Friday’s 12-3 loss at Penn State Behrend, but came up short at SUNY Institute of Technology Saturday falling 5-4 and 1-0 to the Wildcats.


Hilbert’s Adam Koniniec (Depew/Depew, NY) pitched five innings giving up seven hits and seven runs before being relieved by Matthew Markott (Lakeshore/Angola, NY) in Friday’s loss at Penn State Behrend. Markott allowed the other five runs on five hits and five wild pitches. Markott, Dave Sanders (Liverpool/Liverpool, NY), and Tim Parsell (Silver Creek/Silver Creek, NY) all recorded hits and scored runs for the Hawks.


Saturday at SUNYIT, Hilbert’s Cory Lindsley (Pioneer/Yorkshire, NY) threw seven and a third solid innings earning five strikeouts but gave up all five Wildcat runs on five hits while being charged with the loss. The Hawks took an early 2-0 lead after the first inning but gave up three runs in the second inning, one in the fifth, and the game winner in the first extra inning. The Hawks offense mustered only four hits led by Paul Cierechowicz’s (Lackawanna/Lackawanna, NY) two hits, two RBIs, and a stolen base in the losing effort.


In game two, Hilbert’s Brendan Mullen (Oakfield-Alabama/Oakfield, NY) pitched five innings allowing three hits, and walking four before allowing the eventual game winning run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Mullen struck out three and helped his own cause with a double in his first appearance from the plate in the first inning. Lindsley had two of Hilbert’s seven hits in game two but the Hawks stranded five runners on base while failing to score against some tough Wildcat’s pitching that saw 10 Hawks strike out.


Hilbert (4-15) travels to Brockport State today to face the Golden Eagles in a nine inning game scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. The Hawks return home April 27 to face LaRoche College in a doubleheader scheduled to get underway at 2 p.m.

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.