Hawks Beaten by FSU in Home Opener

Release Date:
April 1, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
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April 1, 2005


HAMBURG, NY – The Frostburg State baseball team showed why they are the defending Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) champions, scoring 34 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Hilbert College on Friday afternoon.  The visiting Bobcats (12-8, 5-0) took game one 13-3, before earning a 21-2 win in the nightcap.  The host Hawks fall to a disappointing 0-9 overall and 0-4 in AMCC play.


Hilbert scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning to take an early 3-1 lead.  FSU’s Arthur Barone and Todd Holmes hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the third inning as the Bobcats pushed five runs across the plate to take a lead they would not relinquish.  The visitors added one more in the fifth, two in the sixth, and four in the seventh while holding the Hawks scoreless for the remainder of the game.  Hilbert’s Tim Parsell (Silver Creek, NY/Silver Creek) had one of four hits for the Hawks while also scoring a run.  Freshman pitcher Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) (0-4) struck out two batters before suffering his fourth loss of the season.


Leading 7-1 in the second game, the Bobcats scored seven runs on four hits and an error in the top of the fifth inning to take a 14-1 lead.  Hilbert’s Reinard had an RBI double in the bottom of the inning to score Parsell, but that was all the scoring the Hawks could muster.  FSU scored seven more runs over the final two innings, while Bobcat pitchers held the Hawks hitless for the remainder of the day.  Hilbert pitcher Dave Plaza (Buffalo, NY/Lackawanna) had an RBI double in the fourth inning to get the Hawks on the board, but allowed seven runs on eight hits over the first four innings and was charged with the loss.


Severe weather has postponed the Hawks home make-up doubleheader with Medaille College for Monday, April 4th.  The doubleheader at AMCC foe Penn State Behrend on Tuesday April 5th is also postponed.  The Hawks are next scheduled to travel to Mount Aloysius College on Saturday, April 9th for a conference doubleheader starting at 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.