Behrend Hands Hilbert Two Losses

Release Date:
April 15, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
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Hamburg, NY: The Hilbert baseball team dropped two games to Penn State Behrend on Tuesday afternoon. Behrend’s offense was on a roll as the Lions generated 15 runs in each game to improve their conference record to 8-2. The losses drop Hilbert’s record to 2-6 in the AMCC.

Strong pitching by Behrend’s Michael Moyer led the Lions over the Hawks in game one as his stellar performance from the mound only allowed five hits in five innings pitched. Aaron Lawrence (Fishkill, NY/ FCC), Frank Simmeth (Cheektowaga, NY/ St. Mary’s), James Pernick (Tonawanda, NY/ St. Joe’s Collegiate Inst.), Jake Simonick (Blasdell, NY/ Orchard Park) and Ed Heffron (Williamsville, NY/ Cardinal O’Hara) {in photo to right} tallied the hits for the Hawks.
Behrend continued their slugfest in game two as they went on to defeat Hilbert 15-2. Matt Millitello (Depew, NY/ Lancaster) led the Hawk’s offense going 2-for-3 and scoring one run. Lawrence and freshman Joe Hart (Eden, NY/ Eden) earned Hilbert’s two RBI on the day while senior Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/ Maryvale) would round out the two run scoring effort by the Hawks.
Hilbert will face non conference opponent Cazenovia College on Friday, April 16, at 1:00 p.m.

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.