Hilbert Nine Split With Medaille in Baseball

Release Date:
May 3, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333
May 3, 2004
Hamburg, N.Y. – Hilbert College topped Medaille College 5-4 in game one before falling 13-5 in game two of Saturday’s North Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader baseball game at Hilbert.  The weekend split moves the Hawks to 5-17 overall and 5-2 in NEAC play.


Hilbert scored all five of their runs in the bottom of the first inning highlighted by Sam Gioia’s (West Seneca West/West Seneca, NY) three-run homerun, his fifth of the season.  The junior shortstop relieved winning pitcher Dustin Riker (Frontier/Blasdell, NY) in the seventh inning to get the save.


Game two saw the visiting Mavericks score six runs in the top of the first inning, three in the third, and four more in the fifth en route to the 13-5 win. Hilbert’s Brendan Mullen (Oakfield-Alabama/Oakfield, NY) was relieved after the second inning and suffered the loss. The freshman left-hander provided a spark offensively going two for three from the plate, but it was not enough as the visiting Mavericks pounded out 10 hits on the afternoon. The loss breaks a 10 game home win streak for the Hawks that dated back to April 26, 2003.


Hilbert, the defending 2003 conference tournament winner, will begin preparations for this weekend’s NEAC Championship Tournament at Keuka College.    

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.