Hawks Blow Past Spartans

Release Date:
April 17, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


The Hilbert College baseball team took two games from local rival D’Youville College by scores of 7-3 and 13-6. The wins improve the Hawk’s record to 5-21 overall.
In game 1, senior Brandon Brown (Lyondonville, NY/LA Webber) was 2-3 with 3 RBI and a home run. Brown also earned the victory on the mound with a complete game effort, allowing just three runs on eight hits.
Sophomore Ryan LaCorte (Cheektowaga, NY/JFK) was also sharp from the plate for the Hawks, going 2-4 with an RBI.
In game 2, Brown stayed hot from the plate. Brown capped his day off with a 3-4 effort, going yard two more times and driving in four more runs. Junior Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) was 2-2 in the second stanza with two RBIs.
Junior Matt Begal (Northville, NY/Wells) earned the victory in game 2 for the Hawks.
The Hawks return to action April 18, at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.

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.