HC baseball team stumbles at home

Release Date:
April 22, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College baseball team suffered a doubleheader defeat to Frostburg State on Sunday dropping game one 13-5 before being outscored 16-1 in the nightcap. The pair of losses sends the Hawks to 5-18 overall and 2-12 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

Frostburg pitcher Scott Eastment led the way for the Bobcats in the first game while teammate Todd Holmes picked up the win in game two.

Hilbert shortstop Josh Cahall (Ripley, OH/Ripley) was two-for-four with a run scored in the first game, but it wasn’t enough to support losing pitcher David Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale). The freshman right-hander allowed 10 runs on eight hits while walking four before being relieved after three and a-third innings.

In the second game, Hilbert’s John Koniniec (Depew, NY/Depew) lasted just under three innings before giving up eight runs on eight hits and being charged with the loss. Koniniec did produce a hit from the plate to go along with a Cahall single and run scored, but it wasn’t enough.

Today’s doubleheader sweep coupled with yesterday’s split with conference foe Medaille College has the Bobcats (20-12, 8-4) in sole possession of 4th place in the AMCC.

Hilbert will regroup for a nine-inning home game against State University of New York Athletic Conference power Brockport State on Monday at 4:00 pm. Hilbert College student-athletes and coaches are invited to celebrate National Student-Athlete Day with a cookout at tomorrow afternoon’s game.

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.