AMCC Foes Too Much for Baseball Team
- Release Date:
- April 16, 2005
- The Office of Sports Information
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April 16, 2005
HAMBURG, NY – Local rival Medaille College scored a 5-3 extra innings win over Hilbert College in game one of an NCAA Division III baseball doubleheader before taking the nightcap 15-5 on Friday. The two losses were followed by a pair of disappointing outcomes on Saturday as visiting Penn State Altoona earned wins of 16-8 and 10-5 to drop the Hawks to 1-18 overall and 1-13 in the AMCC.
Against Medaille on Friday, the host Hawks took an early 1-0 lead on a first inning opposite field homerun by senior shortstop Sam Gioia (
Game two saw the Mavericks bring out the hot bats as they took a commanding 14-0 lead before the Hawks got on the board with their first run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Markott went two for four with an RBI and two runs scored and Wally Skrzynski (
On Saturday, the Hawks trailed the Lions of Penn State Altoona, 7-6, after four innings of play but couldn’t get any closer as PSA scored nine runs over the final three innings to put the game out of reach. Hilbert’s Glen Ufland (
In the second game, the Hawks lead 4-0 after four innings of play before the Lions rallied for three runs in the fifth and seven more in the sixth. Hilbert’s Gioia took the mound and went five and two-thirds innings, allowing all 10 runs on 10 hits before being relieved by Ufland. The Hawks tried to rally with a run in the sixth, but came up short.
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.