Hawks and Barons Split A Pair

Release Date:
April 24, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


The Hilbert College baseball team earned a split with AMCC foe Franciscan University on April 23, 2009. The Hawks defeated the Barons 10-4 and then fell 8-4 in the second game. The split leaves the Hawk’s record at 6-27 Overall and 2-16 in AMCC play.
In game 1, Hilbert led 8-0 after 2.5 innings, before surrendering a run in the bottom of the third. Hilbert added runs in the fourth and sixth innings to seal the victory over the Barons. Sophomore Frank Simmeth (Cheektowaga, NY/St. Mary’s) was 2-2 on the game and scored a run. Junior Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) was 3-3 with two runs scored and had an RBI. Junior Matt Begeal (Northville, NY/Wells) was 2-4 on the day with three RBIs and a run scored.
Freshman Nick Sherman (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) recorded the victory for the Hawks with a complete game effort. Sherman allowed nine hits but just three earned runs.
In the second game, the Hawks trailed the Barons 6-2 after two innings. Franciscan would add two runs in the fourth to push the game to 8-2. The Hawks would add runs in the fourth and fifth but could not catch the Barons.
Simmeth was 1-4 with two RBIs in game two. Senior Brandon Brown (Lyndonville, NY/LA Webber) was 3-4 in the second set.
The Hawks will play at Cazenovia College on April 25.

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.