Hilbert Blanks Franciscan

Release Date:
March 16, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College baseball team earned a 4-0 victory over Franciscan University on Sunday afternoon (March 15, 2009) at the Coco Expo Baseball Tournament in Cocoa Beach, Florida. The win evens the Hawk's record at 1-1 on the season.

Freshman Nicholas Sherman (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) recorded the shutout on the mound for the Hawks, pitching a complete game. Sherman struck out six batters and allowed just two hits.

Sophomore Frank Simmeth (Cheektowaga, NY/St. Mary's) went 2-4 in the game. Senior Brandon Brown (Lyondonville, NY/L.A. Webber) went 1-4 and scored a run. Sophomore Colby Miller (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) was 2-4 with a run scored.

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.