HC Baseball Picks Up First Victory of the Season

Release Date:
March 30, 2006
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BUFFALO, NY – The Hilbert College baseball team bounced back from a heartbreaking 1-0 loss in game one to earn a 3-1 win in the nightcap over local rival Medaille College for their first win of the season. Junior Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop-Timon) guided the Hawks as they improve to 1-11 overall and 1-1 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

In the first game on Wednesday, the host Mavericks broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the seventh inning with a bunt base hit by Tom Lyman, scoring fellow sophomore Derek Nero. Freshman pitcher, Steve Morasco (Memphis, NY/Jordan-Elbridge) suffered the tough-luck loss as he went the distance surrendering only three hits, while striking out 10. Hilbert’s Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) had a double for the Hawks.

In the nightcap, Ufland scattered four hits and allowed just one run as the Hawks grabbed their first conference win of the 2006 season. The crafty lefthander had great defense support, as they would turn a key double play in the seventh inning to seal their fate. “Glen’s performance really sparked the team to help us get the win,” commented second year head coach Randy Cialone.

Hilbert tallied four consecutive hits in the second inning, plating all three of their runs. The Hawks Derek Frentz (Little Valley/Cattaraugus-Little Valley) and Matt Markott (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) each had a RBI singles.

Hilbert hits the road this weekend, as they travel to AMCC foe and pre-season #1 Frostburg State in a 2:00 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.