Blue Devils Sweep Baseball Hawks

Release Date:
April 11, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

FREDONIA, NY – Fredonia State won a non-conference baseball doubleheader over the Hilbert College Hawks at Ludwig Field on Tuesday. The host Blue Devils improved to 7-14 overall with a 4-3 win in game one and a 6-1 win in the nightcap. Hilbert slips to 1-19 on the season.

Hilbert’s Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) drove in the first run and Matthew Markott’s (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) two-out single produced two more to give the Hawks an early 3-0 lead in game one. Fredonia State would tie the game in the bottom of the sixth inning before the Blue Devils Dan Murphy drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to end the game. Joe Ferrara (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) had two of the Hawks five hits while Steve Morasco (Memphis, NY/Jordan-Elbridge) was charged with the loss. Fredonia left 12 runners on base while the Hawks stranded six.

In game two, the Hawks bats were silenced by Blue Devil pitcher Matt Bauman who pitched a complete game three hitter. The winners scored two runs in the second inning, one in the fifth, and three in the sixth to prevent a Hawks comeback. The Hawks lone run came in the fourth inning as Ufland doubled and scored on a Markott single. Ferrara suffered the loss while giving up six earned runs on eight hits.

The Hawks return home to face Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) foe Lake Erie College on Wednesday, April 12. First pitch of the twinbill 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.