HC Baseball Team Struggles on the Road

Release Date:
March 25, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

March 26, 2005


GREENSBURG, PA – The Hilbert College baseball team dropped five games on the road over the long Easter weekend.  The Hawks were downed by Virginia Intermont College, beaten twice by Milligan College, and lost a pair of conference games at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.


On Thursday at Virginia Intermont, the host Cobras scored 12 runs in the first two innings en route to a 16 -2 win.  Hilbert’s Sam Gioia (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) had a double and an RBI and Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) went two for three to lead the Hawks offense.  Tim Downey (Sanborn, NY/Niagara Wheatfield) was charged with the loss.


Friday at Milligan College, the visiting Hawks dropped a doubleheader to the Buffaloes falling 13-3 and 3-1.  Reinard led the Hawks from the plate with a single, double, run scored, and two RBIs in the first game.  Losing pitcher Frank Morasco (Memphis, NY/Jordan-Elbridge) started the game on the mound, but surrendered 10 runs in the first inning before being replaced by Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon).


The Hawks kept things interesting in the second game when Gioia singled home Wally Skrzynski (Buffalo, NY/Lackawanna) to cut the Buffaloes lead to 3-1 in the sixth inning.  Hilbert pitcher Dave Plaza (Buffalo, NY/Lackawanna) held Milligan scoreless the last three innings, but the Hawks couldn’t get anyone in scoring position in the seventh inning and lost 3-1.  Reinard was charged with the loss on the mound.


In Saturday’s Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) opener, Pitt-Greensburg topped the road weary Hawks, 5-3 and 8-1.  Matt Markott (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) went three for six including a double and a triple while knocking in two RBIs.  Tim Parsell (Silver Creek, NY/Silver Creek) collected two hits and drove in a run on the day while Gioia singled and scored a run.  Morasco suffered the loss in game one while Reinard was charged with the loss in game two.


The Hawks (0-7, 0-2) return home to take on AMCC foe Medaille College in a doubleheader on Wednesday, March 30, with game one scheduled for 1:00 PM.     

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.