Mounties Handle Hawks

Release Date:
April 9, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) foe Mount Aloysius College topped Hilbert College 7-4 and 9-3 Sunday to drop the Hawks to 1-15 overall and 1-5 in AMCC play. The Mounties moved into fourth place in the league at 5-5 while improving to 10-12 overall.

Playing their first game in seven days, the Hawks trailed throughout the first game before rallying to tie the Mounties at 2-2 after two innings and again at 4-4 after five innings. The visitors picked up a run in the sixth and then two more in the seventh to secure the win.

Dan Clark led Mount Aloysius with a three for four performance from the plate while adding an RBI and scoring a pair of runs. Hilbert was paced by Corey Vander Sluis (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) who earned two hits and drove in two runs. Steve Morasco (Memphis, NY/Jordan-Elbridge) (0-3) suffered his third loss of the season while going all seven innings on the mound.

In game two, the Mounties erased a 1-0 Hilbert lead with five runs in the fifth inning before adding three insurance runs in the sixth and one in the seventh. Four costly errors and six stranded runners prevented a comeback.

Hilbert’s Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop-Timon) (1-3) was charged with the loss despite striking out five Mounties while going the distance. Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) and Morasco each had two of the Hawks seven hits in the loss.

The Hawks will take on the University of Pitt-Greensburg Monday at home in an important conference doubleheader. First pitch 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.