Jim Pernick Homers In Win

Release Date:
April 7, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

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HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College baseball team split games with La Roche College on April 7. The Hawks opened with a 3-1 win over the visitors, but the Redhawks answered back, winning the second game 25-2.
La Roche earned their only run in the first game off a wild pitch by Hilbert’s Nick Sherman, allowing Sean Lubin to sprint home. The Hawks responded at the bottom of the inning when Joe Pernick made it home as part of Jim Pernick’s dinger to right center field. The game moved at a quick pace with three innings of scoreless baseball before Hilbert tallied their last run at the bottom of the 5th. Ryan Ilardi’s double placed him on base and Curt Macysyn’s base hit brought him home.
Hilbert’s Sherman (3-4) pitched a complete game striking out four and giving the Hawks their second AMCC win of the season.
During the second game of the AMCC double-header contest, La Roche came out swinging as they tallied an enormous 31 hits as a team, and collecting 25 RBIs.  The Hawks fought to stay in the second game. Joe Pernick and Chris Hoak each had two hits for Hilbert, while Pat Lagueras, Frank Mancuso, and  Ilardi all contributed hits of their own.
La Roche scored the first run of the game in the first inning, but they continued to put runs on the board in the third ( nine), the fifth (7) and sixth (8) innings.
The Hawks are currently 6-15 overall and 2-6 in AMCC play with a lot of their season still ahead of them. Hilbert will travel to Pitt-Bradford April 11 before returning back home to host D’Youville College in a non-conference matchup on Friday, April 13 at 2 and 5pm.

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.