Lions Clip Hawks

Release Date:
April 23, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


The Hilbert College baseball team dropped a pair of games to AMCC foe Penn State Behrend on April 23, 2009. Behrend was victorious 18-3 and 14-6. The losses drops the Hawk’s record to 5-25 overall and 1-15 in AMCC play.
In game 1, Hilbert trailed just 3-2 after two innings, but a seven run third inning by the Lions, turned the tide on the Hawks. The Lions also added three runs in the fourth and five in the fifth to put the game out of reach.
Sophomore Colby Miller (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) was 2-2 with an RBI in the opening game.
In game 2, Hilbert jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning, as Junior Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) registered and RBI single which scored sophomore Frank Simmeth (Cheektowaga, NY/St. Mary’s). Sophomore Ryan LaCorte (Cheektowaga, NY/JFK) scored the second Hilbert run of the inning, on a passed ball.
Behrend would outscore the Hawks 14-0 until the top of the seventh when the Hawks would plate four more runs, but it was not enough to catch the Lions.
Cunningham was 2-4 in game 2 for Hilbert with an RBI and a run scored.
The Hawks will play at Franciscan University April 24.

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.