Hilbert Nine Drop Doubleheader at Behrend

Release Date:
March 26, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

March 26, 2004


Erie, Pa. – The Hilbert College baseball team opened the 2004 season at Penn State Behrend yesterday and fell to the Behrend Lions 9-2, and 10-3 in an NCAA Division III doubleheader.


Frank Morasco (Jordan Elbridge/Jordan, NY) pitched five innings in game one allowing nine runs before being relieved by Kevin Quinn (Bishop Timon/Buffalo, NY). Sam Gioia (West Seneca West/West Seneca, NY), Glen Ufland (Bishop Timon/Buffalo, NY), and Tim Gornikiewicz (Dunkirk/Dunkirk, NY) each had a hit with Quinn collecting a pair of hits to lead the Hawks. Morasco suffered the loss on the mound.


In game two, Tim Downey (Niagara Wheatfield/Sanborn, NY) took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before leaving the game with an arm injury. Quinn and Gioia had hits to lead the Hawks from the plate, while Adam Koniniec (Depew/Depew, NY), replacing Downey, took the loss.


Hilbert (0-2) heads to Rochester on Saturday for a doubleheader at St. John Fisher College. Game one is scheduled for 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.