HC Baseball Team Ready to Swing into Spring
- Release Date:
- March 2, 2005
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
March 2, 2005
The Hilbert College Men’s Baseball team enters the 2005 season with high expectations as they move into the highly competitive Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). First-year head coach Randy Cialone will try to improve on the 6-18 record the Hawks registered last season.
“I look for the guys to make their presence felt in the (AMCC) conference this year,” said Cialone “I am hoping that we have improved enough to contend for postseason play, and judging by the team’s effort thus far in practice, I think we have the ability to get there.”
The Hawks will be led by 2004 North Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year
The starting rotation for the Hawks will feature senior right hander
Senior catcher Tim Parsell (
Joining Gioia and Plaza in the infield will be junior
The Hawks outfield will be led by 2003 All-NEAC first team selection junior Wally Skrzynski (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) and 2004 All-NEAC second team selection junior Matt Markott (Angola, NY/Lake Shore). Skrzynski batted .326 in the 2003 season, while Markott led the team last season in stolen bases and tied for the team lead in walks. Junior Joe Ferrera (
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.