Hawks Drop Two at SJFC

Release Date:
March 28, 2004
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March 28, 2004


Pittsford, N.Y.St. John Fisher College swept a home doubleheader against Hilbert College Saturday winning 7-2 and 10-4 in NCAA Division III baseball action.


In the first game, the visiting Hawks out hit the Cardinals 7-6, but couldn’t find a way to get runs across the plate as they stranded seven runners on base. Cardinal pitcher Matt Chollet struck out seven batters while going the distance for the win.


Corey Lindsley (Pioneer/Yorkshire, NY) had two hits to lead the Hawks with pitcher Dustin Riker (Frontier/Blasdell, NY) throwing for 5-1/3 innings and allowing four hits before suffering the loss.


St. John Fisher (9-4) shortstop Bryan Phillips had three hits with an RBI and run scored to lead the Cardinals in game two. Michael Ruffo pitched a complete game allowing five hits on his way to the win. 


Hilbert’s Sam Gioia (West Seneca West/West Seneca, NY) got the Hawks off to a quick start with a bases clearing triple in the first inning to give the Hawks an early lead.  Hawks pitcher Brenden Mullen (Oakfield-Alabama/Oakfield, NY) gave up seven first inning runs and took the loss.


Hilbert’s doubleheader at Rochester Institute of Technology on Sunday was postponed.  The Hawks (0-4) travel to North Eastern Athletic Conference foe D’Youville College April 1 for a doubleheader scheduled to start at 3 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.