Red-Hot RedHawks Cool Hilbert Baseball

Release Date:
April 6, 2013
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Game One Box           Game Two Box

PITTSBURGH, PA –Hilbert College faced a red-hot La Roche College baseball team April 6 and suffered two road losses to the undefeated AMCC opponent.  The RedHawks improved to 4-0 AMCC (17-4) after their 8-1, 8-0 sweep over Hilbert.

Junior Joe Pernick {in photo} finished the day with 3 hits and freshman Paul Wujec added 3 stolen bases to his 2 hits as the Hawks drop to 1-17 and 1-5 AMCC.

In the 1pm game, Wujek knotted the game when he stole home in the middle of the 4th. La Roche ended that inning by putting one more run on the board to make it a 2-1 game. 

Neither team mustered any runs until La Roche went on a 6th inning tear to rip the game open late. Tony Mara struck out the first batter and forced a long out to centerfield to give hope to the Hawks for an upset. The next batter hit a triple, which started a scoring run that finally ended with the same batter flying out to center field for the second time in the inning.

Pernick led with two hits.

After a brief break, Hilbert played to a scoreless top half before the RedHawks opened with a triple which kept their offensive-grove going. La Roche padded their lead in the 2nd and 5th innings and defensively prevented the Hawks from crossing home.  

Cody Ashford, Wujek, Pernick,Tom Irish and Justin Hulbert earned hits while Wujek (two) and Ashford were credited with stolen bases. Colby Parachoniak took the loss on the mound before Tyler Roth picked up the middle three innings of service earning three strike outs.

The Hawks travel to North Buffalo for their next AMCC game against Medaille College. The 1pm double header will be played at McCarthy Park April  10th.

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.