HC Baseball Drops DH to Nebraska Wesleyan

Release Date:
March 12, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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IRVING, TX – Nebraska Wesleyan University shutout the Hilbert College baseball team 9-0 and 5-0 Monday in a doubleheader in Irving, Texas. The Hawks mustered only five hits on the day and drop to 0-3 on the young season while the Prairie Wolves improve to 4-1.

In the first game the Hawks surrendered six runs in the first inning and never recovered. Sophomore Erik Seeger (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) was charged with the loss while junior Matt Schoepflin (Chaffee, NY/Holland) allowed three-runs in five and a third innings of relief.

In game two, the Prairie Wolves scored all their runs in the fourth inning while holding the Hawks scoreless for the second straight game. Seeger earned two strikeouts in relief of sophomore starter James Corasaro (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) who took the loss.

Senior Josh Cahall (Ripley, OH/Ripley) and sophomore Brian Wedmore (Depew, NY/Lancaster) picked up hits in each game to pace to Hawks offense.

Tuesday’s originally scheduled doubleheader with Albertus Magnus College has been cancelled. The Hawks will next prepare for a nine inning contest on Wednesday against Presentation College.

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.