Hawks Drop DH to Mt. Aloysius

Release Date:
April 9, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

April 9, 2005


CRESSON, PA – Mount Aloysius College handed the Hilbert College baseball team their 10th and 11th losses of the season on Saturday by beating the visiting Hawks 8-0 and 10-4.  The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s (AMCC) fourth place team sent the Hawks home still looking for their first win of the 2005 season.


In game one, the Hawks trailed 4-0 going into the bottom of the sixth inning before the host Mounties pushed four more runs across the plate to close out the scoring.  Hilbert’s losing pitcher Frank Morasco (Memphis, NY/Jordan-Elbridge) (0-4) went the distance striking out five batters while allowing one walk and 10 hits.  Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) continued to carry a hot bat while getting his team leading eighth hit of the season on a double in the fourth inning.  Sam Gioia (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) and Phil Gonser (Eden, NY/Eden) also hit safely for the Hawks in the loss.


Wally Skrzynski (Buffalo, NY/Lackawanna) scored on a sacrifice fly and Reinard doubled home Joe Ferrara (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) to get the Hawks on the board, but trailed 5-2 after three innings in the second game.  Unfortunately for Hilbert, the Mounties scored two more runs in the fourth, two in the fifth, and one in the sixth to take a commanding 10-2 lead going into the seventh and final inning.  The Hawks tried to rally by scoring two late runs thanks to timely hits from Joe Ferrara (Hamburg, NY/Frontier), Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) and Gioia, but couldn’t complete the comeback.  Dave Plaza (Buffalo, NY/Lackawanna) (0-2) suffered his second loss of the season on the mound for the Hawks.


Hilbert (0-11, 0-6) returns to action on Monday, April 11th when the Hawks travel to AMCC foe Penn State Behrend for a 2:00 PM doubleheader with the Behrend Lions.     

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.