Caz scores 19-5 baseball win over HC

Release Date:
April 26, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – Cazenovia College (20-7), the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) regular season baseball champions, pounded out 16 hits, including four home runs before beating Hilbert College 19-5 in a five inning, weather shortened game on Saturday. The loss drops the Hawks to 4-25 on the season heading into tomorrow’s season finale at Keuka College.

Hilbert trailed 18-0 before a Frank Simmeth (Cheektowaga, NY/St. Mary’s) three-run homer in the fourth inning got the home team on the board. The Wildcats would add one more in the fifth with the Hawks matching their opponents’ in the bottom half of the inning before the game was halted due to thunderstorms.

Chad Salls homered twice for the Wildcats who played solid defense behind winning pitcher Bryan Atkins. Hilbert’s Matt Begeal (Northville, NY/Wells) finished with an RBI double while teammate Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) doubled before suffered his fifth loss on the hill.

Sunday’s double-header against the Storm (9-22) is scheduled for 1:00 pm in Keuka Park, NY.

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.