Hawks Hurt By Highlanders In Batavia

Release Date:
April 5, 2013
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Box Score

BATAVIA, NY – Hilbert College and Houghton College rescheduled their non-league baseball game to an evening affair under the lights at Dwyer Stadium for academic reasons, and, even with the bitter cold, the game was worth the drive. 

Houghton, as the visiting team, exploded for eight 1st inning runs and continued to pad their lead in five of the six following innings. Hilbert notched their first run in the opening inning, went cold the following four and then put four runs on the board their last two at bats. The Highlands took a 24-5 victory pushing Hilbert to 1-15 overall as they improved to 5-10.

Hilbert’s Joe Pernick drove in two runs with two hits while Paul Mistretta and Ryan Ilardi added an RBI each. Cody Ashford {in photo} finished with two hits (one RBI), a stolen base and closed the game in the 7th inning on the mound facing two batters and striking them both out.

The Hawks used five guys in their bull pen with Andrew Cartaginese tossing three full innings and striking out four.

Ignacio Vilalobos reached for two doubles, with 7 RBIs to lead Houghton in their 47 at-bats. The Highlanders finished the game with 4 doubles in their 21 hits.

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.