SUNYIT, PSB Earn Wins Over HC Baseball Team

Release Date:
April 29, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College baseball team dropped a doubleheader at SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) Friday before losing a doubleheader to conference foe Penn State Behrend Saturday. The weekend losses drop the Hawks to 3-34 overall and 1-15 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

Against the Wildcats of SUNYIT on Friday, the visiting Hawks led 2-0 after the first inning before the home team knotted the score at 2-2 in the bottom of the inning. That’s as close as it would get as Hilbert pitcher John Koniniec (Depew, NY/Depew) would surrender the next 12 runs on 10 hits before being charged with the 14-3 loss. Steve Morasco (Memphis,NY/Jordan-Elbridge) paced he Hawks from the plate with two hits including a double and an RBI. Koniniec was one for three with two RBIs.

In game two, Joe Ferrara (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) and Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) each pounded out two hits while Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) had a double and an RBI. Ufland relieved starting pitcher Erik Seeger (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) and gave up two late runs before suffering the 4-3 loss.

Against AMCC foe Penn State Behrend Saturday, the host Hawks mustered only three hits while allowing 11 in a 19-0 loss to the Behrend Lions. The Hawks Corey Vander Sluis (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) (0-6) was charged with the loss.

Ufland, Morasco, and Josh Cahall (Ripley, OH/Ripley) collected hits in the Hawks 12-1 loss in the nightcap. Hilbert’s lone run came in the sixth inning as an Ufland single scored Cahall, but it was too little, too late as the Behrend Lions shut down the Hawks bats the rest of the day. Morassco took the loss for the Hawks as the Behrend Lions improved to 12-6 in league play, good enough for sole possession of fourth place in the AMCC.

The Hawks will close out the 2006 regular season at the University of Pitt-Bradford on Monday, May 1st. The twinbill is scheduled for 1:00 pm in Bradford, PA.

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.