PS-Behrend Cruises Past Hawks In Doubleheader Sweep

Release Date:
April 11, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
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April 11, 2005


ERIE, PA - The Hilbert College baseball team continued to struggle on the road, dropping consecutive conference games to Penn State Behrend on Monday afternoon.  The Hawks dropped the first game, 14-5, and lost 10-0 in the nightcap of a doubleheader in Erie, PA.  Hilbert falls to 0-13 on the season, and 0-8 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play.


Dictating the game from the start, Penn State Behrend scored five runs in the first two innings to take the early lead, 5-0.  Hilbert got on the board in the fourth inning, as Matt Markott’s (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) groundout scored Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) to cut the deficit to four.  The Behrend Lions came back strong in the bottom half of the inning, scoring six runs to put the game out of reach including a two-run RBI double by third baseman Tony Kordecki. 


Sam Gioia (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) led the Hawks with three hits and a stolen base.  Tim Parsell (Silver Creek, NY/Silver Creek) also had two hits and a run batted in, and Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) recorded an RBI single.  Reinard (0-5) suffered the loss for Hilbert.


In the nightcap, Penn State Behrend again dominated early, plating three runs in the first inning and stranding two runners in scoring position.  After scoring two more in the second, the Behrend Lions exploded for a six-run fourth inning.  The Hawks could muster only two hits all game and never advanced a runner past second base. 


Markott reached base twice for Hilbert, including a double.  Joe Ferrara (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) tallied the only other hit for the Hawks.  Phil Gonser (Eden, NY/Eden) (0-1) went the distance for Hilbert and suffered the loss.


The Hawks look for their first victory of the season on Wednesday, April 13 at Lake Erie College.  The doubleheader will begin at 1:00 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.