Hawks Split With Blue Devils

Release Date:
March 31, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


The Hilbert College baseball team earned a home split with Fredonia State University on March 31, 2009. The Hawk’s Record stands at 3-11 on the Season. Fredonia won game 1 12-2 while the Hawks claimed victory in game 2 6-3.
In game 1, Hilbert trailed just 3-2 after four innings, but in the fifth inning the Blue Devils exploded for five runs to break the game open. Fredonia would add two runs in the six and another pair in the seventh inning to claim the victory. Senior Brandon Brown (Lyndonville, NY/LA Webber) was 2-4 in game one with an RBI. Sophomore Colby Miller (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) recorded the other Hawk RBI. Junior Matt Begeal (Northville, NY/Wells) took the loss on the mound for Hilbert to fall to 0-3 on the season.
Game 2 saw the Hawks 3-1 lead into the fifth inning, as the Hawks seemed to be in control of the contest. In the Hilbert 5th, Freshman Matthew Millitello (Depew, NY/Lancaster) on a Keith Somerville (Westfalls, NY/Holland) sacrifice. Begeal then connected on a single that drove in sophomore Ryan LaCorte (Cheektowaga, NY /JFK) and Brown.
Fredonia would try and mount a comeback in the top of the seventh, as the Blue Devils Plated two runs, but Freshman Nicolas Sherman (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) closed the door for Hilbert.
Junior Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) recorded the win for Hilbert allowing five hits over six and a third innings.
The Hawks will square off against the University at Buffalo April 1.

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.