Baruch Gets the Better of the Hawks

Hilbert drops single game on day 4
Release Date:
March 17, 2010
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COCOA BEACH, FL – On a day known for all the different shades of green, the luck of the Irish just wasn’t in the baseball bats from Hilbert College on March 17. The Hawks lost to Baruch College (NY, NY) in a non-conference game at the Cocoa Beach Expo by a score of 15-4. 

Baruch scored once at the bottom of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. Hilbert answered back in the third inning when Matt Militello (Depew, NY/Lancaster) doubled to get on base and was knocked in by a single from Frank Simmeth (Cheektowaga, NY/St. Mary’s) before the fireworks went off for Baruch during their at-bats in the bottom of the third. The Bearcats scored 7 times on four hits and three base on balls aided by two passed balls.
Again in the fourth inning, Hilbert made a come-back off a Jim Pernick (Tonawanda, NY/St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute) RBI with Jake Simonick (Blasdell, NY/Orchard Park) crossing the plate, but Baruch kept rolling with three more runs in the fourth as well as three in the fifth inning. Hilbert’s last scoring occurred in the seventh, when Simmeth (3 for 5, 3 RBI and 2 stolen bases) brought home two team mates with a deep single. Baruch tacked one more run on to their total in the eighth to finish off the game at 15-4.
The Hawks used three different pitchers in the game: Colby Miller (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit), Simmeth, and Pat Lagueras (Rochester, NY/Charles Finney).  Lagueras finished the last three innings with 3 strike outs, 2 hits and gave up one run. As a team, the Hawks were outhit 15-9.
On Thursday, March 18, the Hawks face off in a double header with AMCC opponent Franciscan University of Steubenville again. Earlier this week, Hilbert and Franciscan battled on the diamond with the Hawks suffering the loss.

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.