Baseball Team Falls to U of D

Release Date:
March 11, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

IRVING, TX – The Hilbert College baseball team started the 2007 season with an 18-2 loss to the University of Dallas on Sunday. The host Crusaders exploded for eight unanswered runs in the second inning en route to their ninth win of the season.

Hilbert jumped on the board early to take a 1-0 lead after the first inning and trailed 8-2 after their second at bat. Dallas answered with three runs in the third, two in the fourth, and pushed five more runs across the plate in the 6th to put the game out of reach.

The visiting Hawks (0-1) collected seven hits but had five errors and stranded 11 runners in the game. Senior Josh Cahall (Ripley, OH/Ripley) collected two hits, scored a run and had the Hawks lone RBI. Sophomore pitcher Brian Wedmore (Depew, NY/Lancaster) also earned a pair of hits and was charged with the loss on the mound while making his Hilbert debut.

The Crusaders (9-12-1) earned 19 hits in the win behind Matt O’Neil’s four for five performance. Hilbert will face Nebraska Wesleyan University on Monday.

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.