Redhawks Take Two from Hilbert

Begeal goes 2-for-2, Hoak Homers in game two
Release Date:
April 24, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY : Despite a late comeback surge in game one, the Hilbert baseball team fell short to La Roche College on Saturday, April 24, 6-4. Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/ Maryvale) went 2-for-4, scoring two of Hilbert’s four runs while fellow senior Matt Begeal (Northville, NY/ Wells) went a perfect 2-for-2 scoring one run of his own for the Hawks. Hilbert would suffer their second loss of the day as the Redhawks would use their bats to overpower Hilbert for a 13-3 win.

In game one both teams made a strong defensive stand as the game remained scoreless through three innings of action. Single runs would be traded in the fourth inning as Begeal would score the lone run for Hilbert for the 1-1 tie after four.
La Roche found their offensive flow in the fifth as five runs would cross home plate. George Nahay would be responsible for four of those runs after a grand slam to give the Redhawks a 6-1 lead.
Hilbert would chip away at the deficit and score three runs in the remaining innings, but the five runs in the fifth would be good enough to lift La Roche past Hilbert in game one 6-4.
In game two, Hilbert struggled to find offensive momentum. Chris Hoak (Hamburg, NY/ St. Francis) {pictured left} would hit his first home run of the season in the bottom of the seventh inning scoring two runs. The late home run was not enough as the Hawks would fall 13-3.
Jim Rubino led La Roche in game two as the second baseman went a perfect 5-for-5 scoring three runs and earning four RBI. Rubino also hit two home runs in the victory.
The Hawks will face AMCC opponent, Medaille College, on Tuesday, April 27. The game is set for 1 p.m. on Hilbert's home diamond.

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.