Hawks Drop Two Games at Fredonia

Release Date:
April 9, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
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Fredonia, NY: The Hilbert baseball team fell just short in both games against non conference opponent Fredonia State on Sunday, April 5. The Hawks were lead by senior Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/ Maryvale) who registered three hits, two RBI’s and a home run on the day.

In the first game of the day, Fredonia took an early 6-0 lead after four innings of action. Cunningham started the offensive run for the Hawks in top of the fifth inning when he sent ball over the fence for a home run giving Hilbert their first run of the game. Sophomore Nick Sherman (Lancaster, NY/ Lancaster) followed suit one batter later when he hit Hilbert’s second home run of the game cutting the 6-0 deficit to four.  Hilbert would earn two more runs in the top of the fifth and trail the Blue Devils 6-4 heading into the bottom of the fifth.
Hilbert and Fredonia would exchange runs for the remainder of the game with Hilbert scoring one final run in the top of the seventh but coming up just short, 11-9.
The Blue Devil’s offense got off to another fast start in the game two as their offensive efforts mirrored game one’s offensive efforts by generating a 6-1 lead over Hilbert after three innings of play.  
Hilbert’s bats came alive in the fourth inning as they earned two runs from Jim Pernick (Tonawanda, NY/ St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute) and Colby Miller (Rochester, NY/ Irondequoit) who hit back to back doubles. The top of the fifth inning provided two more runs from the Hawks as Pernick’s second hit of the game drove in two runs cutting Fredonia’s lead to 6-5.
Hilbert was unable to match the final two runs Fredonia would score once again resulting in a loss for the Hawks. Hilbert fell 8-5 in game two dropping their record to 4-10 on the season.
The Hawks will face conference opponents Frostburg State at home on Saturday, April 10 at 1 p.m. and will travel to Franciscan on Sunday for their second AMCC match up of the weekend.

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.