HC Baseball Team Preparing for 2006

Release Date:
September 8, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – While the 2006 Hilbert College baseball season is still almost seven months away, second-year Hawks coach Randy Cialone is preparing for opening day with a two-week fall workout program. From September 19th – October 9th, the baseball team will conduct conditioning and instruction sessions on their home diamond, weather permitting.

The Hawks finished the 2005 season with a disappointing 1-24 record overall and will look towards the return of a core group of veterans to lead next spring’s team. “Our seniors are excited about the upcoming season”, stated Cialone. “The fall will be a time to grow and learn as a program”.

The Hawks hope to play a full schedule in the spring including a spring trip to a warm weather area for a jump start to their conference schedule.

As a member of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), the Hawks compete in the ten-team Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

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.