Hilbert Overpowers Franciscan 21-6

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Release Date:
April 12, 2010
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Steubenville, OH: The Hilbert Baseball team registered a seven-run and nine-run inning in a 21-6 victory over the Franciscan Barons on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore duo Matt Militello (Depew, NY/ Lancaster) and Jim Pernick (Tonawanda, NY/ St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute) contributed three RBI in the first game of double header matchup. Both players went 2-for-3 en route to their three RBI performance, Pernick earned two doubles.
The Hawks scored seven runs in the third inning giving them an early 10-1 advantage. Pernick started off the seven-run inning with a double. One batter later, Frank Simmeth (Cheektowaga, NY/ St. Mary’s) would add the second double of the inning for a two-RBI. Ryan LaCorte (Cheektowaga, NY/ John F. Kennedy) and Militello would each register a single and score a run for the completion of the seven-run inning.  
Senior Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/ Maryvale) allowed only seven hits in seven innings and struck out four of Franciscan’s batters.
Hilbert followed its seven-run third inning efforts by earning nine more runs in the top of the seventh. Pernick earned his second double of the game tallying a two-RBI.  LaCorte registered his third hit of the game with an RBI.  Aaron Lawrence (Fishkill, NY/ ECC) would score the first and last run of the inning for the nine run damage by the Hawks.
Jake Simonick (Blasdell, NY/ Orchard Park), Colby Miller (Rochester, NY/ Irondequoit) and LaCorte would each reach home plate on three separate occasions throughout the game for nine of the 21 runs scored by the Hawks.
21 runs scored marks a season game-high for  Hilbert.
Franciscan’s Brink went 2-for-2 in game one while scoring two of the Baron’s six runs.
In game two Franciscan won the battle on the mound has Matt Talbot allowed only three hits and two runs in seven innings pitched.
With the game tied at 2-2, Franciscan’s Ryan Marrow hit a triple in the bottom of the seventh. With Marrrow on third for the go-ahead run, Tom Costello hit a single sending Marrow across home for the 3-2 Baron victory.
Militello and Simmeth would earn the only two runs for Hilbert as they went on to suffer their fourth conference loss of the season.
Hilbert sits at 2-4 in the AMCC.
The Hawks will face Penn State Behrend (6-2 AMCC) on Tuesday, April 13, at 1 p.m.

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.