Sherman Carries Hawks to Shut Out Win

Release Date:
April 14, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY – After losing the first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game by a score of 14-2 to Pitt-Bradford, the Hilbert Hawks put their pitching ace on the mound in game two and Nick Sherman carried them thru six innings to a 6-0 shutout victory. Sherman (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) struck out 10, giving up only 2 hits and 2 walks to earn his second win this season for the 3-15 (2-6 AMCC) Hawks. Hilbert’s power hitter for the day was freshman Frank Mancuso (Cheektowaga, NY/Cheektowaga) who went 4 for 4 scoring 1 run and knocked in 2 RBI. 

Bradford took an early lead in game one with a 2-run first inning effort. Hilbert never got on the score board until the bottom of the sixth, but by then the Panthers held a 11-0 lead.  Mancuso knocked in both runs for the Hawks before Bradford finished the scoring for the day in the 7th.

In the night cap, Hilbert was a different team with Sherman on the mound. The Hawks attacked the game with aggressive base running scoring their first run in the bottom of the first inning. Sherman held the visitor’s bats at bay, while the Hawks exploded for a five run, four hit 4th inning.  Matt Militello’s (Depew, NY/Lancaster) single  and Chris Hoak’s (Hamburg, NY/St. Francis) double sent three runs in, while Ryan Ilardi’s (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) walk and Ryan LaCorte’s (Cheektowaga, NY/JFK) sac bunt contributed to the point spread and team celebration on the mound for Sherman.

Hilbert is scheduled to host Pitt-Greensburg on April 16 unless Mother Nature has something else in mind.


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.