Hawks Nip Medaille, Fall to Keuka in NEAC Tourney

Release Date:
May 10, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

May 10, 2004


Keuka Park, N.Y. – The #2 seeded Hilbert College baseball team topped #3 seeded Medaille College 3-1 Saturday before losing to #4 seeded Keuka College 8-5 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament.


In game one Saturday Dustin Riker (Frontier/Blasdell, NY) pitched six and two-thirds innings, giving up one run on five hits while striking out five to earn the win for Hilbert. Paul Cierechowicz (Lackawanna/Lackawanna, NY), had a single, drove in a run, and scored while Tim Gornikiewicz (Dunkirk, Dunkirk, NY) had a double as five different Hawks recorded hits. The Hawks scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and played error-free defense to secure the win.


Game two saw the Hawks give up eight runs over the course of the first three innings before rallying in the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth to get on the board. Brendan Mullen (Oakfield-Alabama/Oakfield, NY) was charged with the loss for the Hawks after giving up seven hits and six runs during the first two innings. Tim Parsell (Silver Creek/Silver Creek) and Sam Gioia (West Seneca West/West Seneca, NY) each homered to keep the Hawks hopes alive. Hilbert (6-18) managed eight hits on the day, but left four runners on base and committed three errors before falling to the Storm on their home field.

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.