Rochester College Grabs Fifth Win of Season

Release Date:
March 13, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Cocoa Beach, FL – The 2011 Hilbert baseball season opened at the Cocoa Beach Expo with the Hawks losing 12-3 to Rochester College (MI) in a 4pm game March 13. The Warriors (4-4) out of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) took the early contest from Hilbert (0-1) who competes in the NCAA Division III level. 

Rochester scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning, continued with three more runs in each of the next two innings and held a 12 – 0 lead before the Hawks were able push three runs across the plate in the top of the sixth. Each team went scoreless their next at bats, and the game ended after Hilbert’s last ups at the top of the seventh.

Ryan LaCorte (Cheektowaga, NY/JFK) went 3 for 4 scoring one run for the Hawks. Matt Militello (Depew, NY/Lancaster), Frank Mancuso (Cheektowaga, NY/Cheektowaga) and Chris Hoak (Hamburg, NY/St. Francis) each earned a RBI.

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.