Hawks Take Two From Keuka

Release Date:
May 26, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College baseball team swept a doubleheader from Keuka College on Sunday afternoon (April 26, 2009). The wins improve the Hawk’s record to 9-28 overall. Hilbert was victorious over Keuka by scores of 10-5 and 7-1.

In game 1, the game was tied at 3-3 through five innings. The Hawks exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning to seize control of the game. Ryan La Corte (Cheektowaga, NY/JFK), Brandon Brown (Lyondonville, NY/LA Webber) and Matt Begeal (Northville, NY/Wells) were all 3-4 in the game. Junior Keith Somerville (West Falls, NY/Holland) was 2-4 with three RBIs for Hilbert.
Frank Simmeth (Cheektowaga, NY/St. Mary’s) pitched the complete game victory for the Hawks.
In game 2, Hilbert clung to a 2-1 advantage after 5 innings, but in the sixth Hilbert again showed some explosiveness at the plate. The Hawks plated five runs to take a 7-1 lead.
Senior Matt Nash (Troy, NY/Catholic Central) was 2-3 on the day with two RBIs. Somerville was 2-2 in the second game with an RBI.
Jacob Simonick (Blasdell, NY/Orchard Park) earned the victory on the mound for Hilbert, in the Hawk’s second complete game victory of the day.
The Hawks will conclude their season with a nine inning contest against Brockport State on April 29.

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.