Baseball Travels to Get Home Game Played

Fredonia Takes Two from Hawks
Release Date:
April 4, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

FREDONIA, NY - With the weekend washed out at Hilbert College’s baseball field, the Hawks gave up their home game scheduled for April 4 and took an opportunity to play at Fredonia State on Sunday, April 3. Even though Hilbert was the official home team, they did not get play with the home team moxie. Fredonia took both games from the Hawks (9-2) and (7-1), dropping Hilbert to 1-11 overall.

The first game found the Hawks giving up five runs in the third inning (which extended to nine runs by the top of the fifth inning) before Hilbert could put any runs in the book. Freshman Matt Young (Rochester, NY/Bishop Kearney) and sophomore Joe Hart (Eden, NY/Eden) each earned an RBI sending infielder Chris Hoak (Hamburg, NY/St. Francis) and junior  Jim Pernick (Tonawanda, NY/St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute) home for the only two Hawk scores. Fredonia’s eight hits all resulted in their 8 RBIs with 9 runs crossing the plate giving them the 9-2 victory. 

Senior Ryan LaCorte (Cheektowaga, NY/JFK) scored Hilbert’s only run (Matt Militello RBI) in the bottom of the 3rd inning in the 7-1 afternoon loss. The Hawks had three hits while giving up 10 hits in the second session.

Hilbert hopes to host RIT (7-9) in a 2pm double header Thursday, April 7. Keep your eyes peeled to the website for updates on game status. 


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.