Baseball Beats Bethany

Sherman Pitches to Teams First Win
Release Date:
March 17, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
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Ft. Pierce, FL – Hilbert College took a 5-1 lead into the top of the 8th inning against Bethany College (WV) and held onto win their first game of the season (8-5) to conclude the baseball team’s spring trip to south Florida. 

The Hawks (1-5) rode the arm of junior Nick Sherman (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) for seven and a third innings where he struck out six batters with only one walk on his watch. Ryan Ilardi (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) had two hits and 4 RBIs but his biggest play came in the top of the 9th when he hit a 2-run single to build the cushion the Hawks needed for the win. 
Senior Frank Simmeth (Cheektowaga, NY/St. Mary’s) pushed two runs across the plate although he never made it on base himself. Seven different guys had hits off the Bethany pitcher with the flurry of activity occurring in the fifth inning when the Hawks scored four unanswered runs.  Ryan LaCorte (Cheektowaga, NY/JFK) scored three of the teams runs.
Hilbert travels north for their first game to be played in New York State on March 22 against the Rochester Institute of Technology which will be played at Webster Park (Webster), 3pm start.


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.