Baseball drops tough doubleheader to PSB

Release Date:
April 26, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ERIE, PA – Penn State Behrend held off consecutive rallies from the Hilbert College baseball team Thursday to hang on for a 6-5 and 6-4 doubleheader victory in Erie, PA. The Behrend Lions hang on to sixth place in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) and improve to 22-9 (10-6).

In game one, Hilbert erased an early 4-1 deficit and held a 5-4 advantage after the top half of the sixth inning. The hosts responded with two-runs in the bottom of the sixth to regain the lead and pull out the victory behind Ryan Smith’s relief effort. The sophomore picked up three strikeouts while allowing just three hits to earn the win behind three innings of work. Hilbert’s Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) homered and Kevin Murphy (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) doubled to pace the Hawks offense. James Corsaro (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) also came through with two-hits before being charged with the loss on the mound.

In game two, Hilbert spotted Penn State Behrend six runs in the first inning before scoring four in the fourth to trim the lead. Ufland went the distance on the mound and was solid after getting roughed-up early. The senior left-hander fanned three while allowing six hits and four walks, and helped himself from the plate with a triple. Matt Schoepflin (Chaffee, NY/Holland) picked up a double as the Hawks held a slight edge in hits 7-6.

Hilbert (5-21, 2-14) will next play host to conference and local foe Medaille College Friday in a twinbill starting at 1:00 pm.

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.