HC Nine Split with Storm; Get First Win

Release Date:
April 13, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
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April 13, 2005


PAINESVILLE, OH – The Hilbert College baseball team bounced back from a 6-1 loss in game one to earn a 1-0 win in the nightcap over Lake Erie College for their first win of the season.  First year head coach Randy Cialone picks up his first win as a collegiate head coach while the Hawks improve to 1-14 overall and 1-9 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.


In the first game on Wednesday, the host Storm broke a 1-1 tie with five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to end the day for Hawks losing pitcher Frank Morasco (Memphis, NY/Jordan-Elbridge) (0-5).  The Hawks failed to rally over the final two innings and suffered their 14th consecutive loss of the season while stranding seven runners on base.  Hilbert’s Wally Skrzynski (Buffalo, NY/Lackawanna) had two of the Hawks six hits in the opener.


Hilbert’s Sam Gioia (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) went the distance in game two pitching a three hit shutout as the Hawks grabbed their first win of the 2005 season.  The senior righthander fanned 12 of 27 batters faced and Joe Ferrara (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) hit an RBI single in the top of the fourth inning to score Josh Cahall (Ripley, OH/Ripley) for the only run Hilbert would need.  The Hawk’s Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) and Matt Markott (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) each had a pair of hits in the victory.


Hilbert returns home this Friday to face AMCC and local rival Medaille College in a 1:00 PM doubleheader.     

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.