Tigers roar in doubleheader win over Hawks

Release Date:
April 29, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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ROCHESTER, NY – Hilbert College suffered a non-conference doubleheader loss to Rochester Institute of Technology on Sunday dropping the Hawks baseball team to 5-23 on the year. The Tigers earned a 10-1 win in the first game before returning to take game two by a score of 9-3. RIT pounded out 27 hits while swiping 11 stolen bases on the day.

RIT’s Andy Scroger collected three of the Tigers 14 hits in game one while also earning four RBIs for the winners. The Tigers scored four runs in the first inning before adding one in the fourth, and five more in the seventh to put the game out of reach. Pat Walters went the distance for the win while Hilbert’s Matt Schoepflin (Chaffee, NY/Holand) was charged with the loss. Schoepflin added an RBI double and teammate James Corsaro (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) singled and scored the Hawks lone run.

In game two, RIT (17-6) again got off to a quick start with eight runs over the first three innings. Hilbert would try to keep the game close with a three-run third inning after two Tiger errors allowed the Hawks to get back in the game. Tiger pitcher Geoff Dornes prevented the Hawks from getting any closer with a nine-strikeout showing while picking up the win. Hilbert pitchers had a hard time containing the RIT offense, which was led by Brian Lindenau’s four hits and three stolen bases. Schoepflin was one-for-three with a pair of RBIs and Derek Steimer (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) singled and scored a run to help the Hilbert cause. Lefty Erik Seeger (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) suffered the loss.

The Hawks (5-23) will close the season at home on Wednesday, May 2nd with a doubleheader against conference foe Medaille 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.