Westminster Tops HC 17-4, 5-1 in Baseball

Release Date:
March 17, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

FORT PIERCE, FL – The Hilbert College Hawks baseball team closed out their spring tour with a disappointing doubleheader loss to Westminster College on Friday. The Titans won game one 17-4 before taking the second game 5-1. The Hawks leave Fort Pierce, FL 0-10 while the Titans improve to 4-5 on the year.

The opener saw the Titans pound out 15 hits while taking control of the game with a six-run fifth inning to break open a 6-2 game. Hilbert’s Joe Ferrara (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) was two for three with a stolen base while Brian Napierala (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) and Derek Frentz (Little Valley, NY/Little Valley) each earned hits. Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) pitched a complete game for the Hawks and suffered the loss.

Leading 1-0 in game two, the Titans took control with a four-run fifth inning before the Hawks got their lone run in the seventh inning. Westminster’s Gary DeBaldo picked up the win as the freshman southpaw struck-out six Hawks in a complete game. Hilbert’s Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) was charged with the loss while Travis Nowicki (Dewittville, NY/Chautauqua Lake), Steve Morasco (Memphis, NY/Jordan-Elbridge), and Ufland collected hits. Hilbert’s Josh Cahall (Ripley, OH/Ripley) finished two for four with a run scored in a losing effort.

The Hawks return from the south and will have a week’s preparation for their home opener on Saturday, March 25th against University of Pitt-Greensburg. Game one of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) doubleheader is scheduled for 1:00 PM.

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.