HC Baseball Splits at GCC

Release Date:
April 3, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

GROVE CITY, PA – Hilbert College split a baseball doubleheader at Grove City College Tuesday losing game one 13-2 before coming back and beating the Wolverines 10-3 in the nightcap. Hilbert improves to 2-11 overall after the 1-1 afternoon.

In game one, Hilbert pitcher Matt Begeal (Northville, NY/Wells) was roughed up early after the host Wolverines broke a 1-1 tie with four runs in the third inning, three in the fourth, and five in the fifth. The Hawks’ Derek Steimer (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) went two for four, and Keith Somerville (Holland, NY/Holland) added a hit, an RBI, and a pair of walks. Beagle was charged with the loss after 3.2 innings of work while Grove City’s Zach Hillegas fanned seven of 18 batters faced before picking up the win.

In game two, the visiting Hawks jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the second inning as three early Wolverine errors led to seven unearned runs. Grove City (10-3) eventually closed to 13-7 with a six-run sixth inning before scoring twice more in the seventh, but couldn’t finish the comeback. Hilbert’s Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) went six innings for the win while tossing three strikeouts and pounding out two hits from the plate. Steimer and teammate Matt Schoepflin (Chaffee, NY/Holland) combined for six hits, three RBIs and a run scored to pace the Hilbert offense.

The Hawks are scheduled to return home for a doubleheader on Thursday against Fredonia State. The first pitch is scheduled for 2:00 pm, weather permitting.

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.