Rainy Sunday Gets Best of Baseball

Release Date:
April 2, 2012
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9-2 box

FREDONIA, NY – Fredonia State’s Steve Sturm scattered six hits as Hilbert College endured a 9-2 non-conference loss in baseball April 1st. Jim Pernick went 2 for 3 with one double and one RBI as the Hawks played through wet weather to drop to 4-13 overall with the first game in April in the books.

The Blue Devils offense was as steady as the rain. Fredonia scored in five of the six innings they batted. Seven players had at least one hit and six players were credited with a stolen base with Dillion Lowe sprinting for three bags himself.

John Babocsi carried the load of the game, facing 20 batters the first five innings before Frank Casey relieved him in the sixth. 

Pernick hit his double in the sixth inning which scored the Hawks’ first run with Pat Lagueras crossing the plate to make it 7-1 at the middle. The Blue Devils earned two more runs off Casey before the top of the 7th.

Joe Hart reached base on a short stop error and moved around to third when Tim Staub ground out to the short. Sean McGrath’s single drove Hart home for the Hawks second run of the afternoon. With the Hawks final out, the game ended with the host claiming a wet 9-2 victory.

 The second game of the double header was called due to field conditions.

Hilbert’s next game is set for April 3 when they host Cazenovia College (6-8) in a 2 pm first pitch double header.

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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.