Dolphins Take DH from Hawks

Release Date:
March 13, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

FORT PIERCE, FL – The Hilbert College baseball team continued their southern swing with a doubleheader loss to Mount Saint Vincent College on Monday. The visiting Hawks (0-4) took the Dolphins to eight innings before dropping the first game 2-3 and later losing 4-11 in game two.

In game one, both teams scored a run in each half of the seventh inning to knot the score at 2-2 before going to extra innings. A costly Hawks error allowed the Dolphins (5-1) to position the winning run at second base and Tanner Munroe’s single to left scored the winning run. Hilbert’s John Koniniec (Depew, NY/Depew) had an RBI double while teammates Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) and Joe Ferrara (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) collected singles in the loss.

“The guys played hard, coming up just short of a quality win against a very good program”, commented Hawks coach Randy Cialone. Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) earned six strikeouts while going the distance on the mound and taking the loss.

In the second game, the Hawks rallied from a 3-0 deficit with a sacrifice fly by Ufland that scored Travis Nowicki (Dewittville, NY/Chautauqua Lake) in the bottom of the first. Andrew Mancini (Mt. Morris, NY/Mt. Morris) scored on a Dolphins error and the Hawks were down 2-3 after the second inning. Unfortunately this was as close as Hilbert would get as Mount Saint Vincent (6-1) picked up two runs in the fifth, one in the sixth, and six in the seventh. Hilbert went with Ferrara on the mound who struck-out seven before suffering the loss.

Reinard, Ufland, Nowicki, and Steve Morasco (Memphis, NY/Jordan-Elbridge) recorded hits for the Hawks who will next prepare for a doubleheader against Alvernia College on Wednesday, March 15th.

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.