Pitchers Get Work Out for Hawks

Hilbert loses to Westminster
Release Date:
March 15, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Ft. Pierce, FL – Five different Hilbert pitchers were able to get their feet wet in the 9-inning 13-3 loss to Westminster College in the afternoon baseball game March 15.  Senior Frank Simmeth (Cheektowaga, NY/St. Mary’s) took the mound for three innings with freshman Joe Juszkiewicz (Derby, NY/Lakeshore) tossing three himself.   The remainder of the pitching was picked up by freshmen Joe Pernick (Tonawanda, NY/St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute), Matt Young (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) and Grant Decz (Cheektowaga, NY/Cleveland Hill) as the coaches continue to evaluate their pitching staff.

Jim Pernick (Tonawanda, NY/ St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute) went 2 for 4 with some offensive help from Zack Taylor (Wattsburg, PA/Seneca) who was 1 for 2 and scored one run before Matt Militello (Depew, NY/Lancaster) and Ryan LaCorte (Cheektowaga, NY/JFK) scored the other two to complete the game’s scoring.

Hilbert plays Oswego State March 16 at 1pm before they conclude their spring trip with a Thursday contest against Bethany College.

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.