UPG Bobcats Roar by Hawks

Release Date:
April 10, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The University of Pitt-Greensburg took an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) doubleheader from Hilbert College Monday in NCAA Division III baseball action. The visiting Bobcats took game one 20-2 before clinching the nightcap 17-6 to improve to 7-15 overall and 3-4 in the AMCC.

UPG scored six runs in each of the first two innings while also crossing the plate in each of the first six innings en route to the convincing game one win. The Bobcats offense came from the strong bats of Craig Sebek and Derek Compo who both homered while collecting three hits each. The Bobcats pounded out 15 hits and drew nine walks, while also stealing four bases to support winning pitcher Ben Sorosky.

The Hawks got their two runs in the sixth inning and were led from the plate by freshman Steve Morasco (Memphis, NY/Jordan-Elbridge) who picked up a pair of hits including a double. Hilbert’s Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) and Matthew Markott (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) also doubled in the losing effort as Corey Vander Sluis (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) (0-3) was charged with the loss.

In game two, Hilbert took a 3-2 lead on Glen Ufland’s (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) three-run homerun in the first inning before allowing 13 runs over the next three innings to fall behind. John Koniniec (Depew, NY/Depew) (0-3) suffered the loss and was relieved by Erik Seeger (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) in the third inning. Defensive woes plagued the Hawks as they were charged with six errors in the loss. Josh Cahall (Ripley, OH/Ripley) led the Hawks offense with a pair of hits including a double and two runs scored.

UPG was paced by Compo and Dustin Mills who combined for six of the Bobcats 16 hits in the win. John Skeels allowed three runs on six hits while striking out eight to get the win.

The Hawks (1-17, 1-7) will travel to Fredonia State on Tuesday, April 12th for a 1:00 PM non-conference doubleheader against the Blue Devils.

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.