Baseball Drops Two in North Buffalo

Simmeth has 2RBI against Medaille
Release Date:
April 22, 2011
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BUFFALO, NY – After suffering through a 13-1 first game loss, the Hawks from Hilbert made things interesting in the nightcap baseball game against Medaille College April 21. After leading 3 – 1 through the first two innings, Hilbert then surrendered a 5 hit/5 run third inning to the Mavericks who took the lead for good en route their 6-4 victory at McCarthy Park in North Buffalo. Frank Simmeth (Cheektowaga, NY/St. Mary’s) went 2 for 5 with 2 RBI for the day and Ed Sarcione (Eden, NY/Eden) stole one base and hit .500 (2 for 4) as the Hawks drop to 3-9 in AMCC (4-18 overall).

Hilbert took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning when Jim Pernick’s (Tonawanda, NY/St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute) single placed him on base and Chris Hoak’s (Hamburg, NY/St. Francis) single sent him home.   Hilbert gave up a seven run, 5th inning decision sending the score to 10-1. After being held scoreless in the 8th, the Hawks gave up another three runs to end the early afternoon game, 13-1.

As it seems to happen with most conference games lately, the Hawks open the second game of a double header up on fire. They took a lead after one inning off timely hits and a Matt Militello (Depew, NY/Lancaster) stolen base going up 3-1.   Hilbert held strong through the second inning but, in the third, Medaille’s batting order came back around to the top and they burned the Hawks for 5 runs.

Sarcione responded with a single and stole second base to start the 4th inning. He was sent home off a Ryan LaCorte (Cheektowaga, NY/JFK) sacrifice fly to center closing the gap to 6-4 which gave the visitors a little hope for a comeback.

Neither team could put any more runs in the book and on a cool, windy day, Medaille swept the Hawks for two AMCC wins improving their record to 6-4 (14-9 overall).

Hilbert continues to find ways to get their games in and season completed in this weird weather month. The Hawks hit the road for a non-conference game at Cazenovia College April 22 then hope to host Penn State Altoona April 25. The UP Greensburg game set for April 23 has been postponed due to forecasted weather which continues to impact their home field’s playing conditions.


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.