Frostburg Cruises Past Hawks in Doubleheader Sweep

Release Date:
April 2, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
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FROSTBURG, MD - The Hilbert College baseball team continued to struggle on the road, dropping consecutive conference games to Frostburg State on Sunday afternoon. The Hawks dropped the first game, 16-3 and lost 15-5 in the nightcap of a doubleheader in Frostburg, MD. Hilbert falls to 1-13 on the season, and 1-3 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) play.

Dictating the game from the start, Frostburg State 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 Derek Frentz’s (Little Valley, NY/Little Valley) single scored Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport). The Bobcats came back strong in the bottom half of the inning, scoring four runs to put the game out of reach including a two-run RBI double by centerfielder Chris Jones.

Joe Ferrara (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) led the Hawks with two hits and two stolen bases. Frentz also had two hits with a run batted in and Reinard recorded an RBI single. Corey Vander Sluis (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) suffered the loss for Hilbert.

In the nightcap, Frostburg State again dominated early, plating three runs in the first two innings, before exploding for eight runs on only three hits in the third. The Hawks tried to claw back into the game, scoring one run in each of the first four innings.

Junior Josh Cahall (Ripley, OH/Ripley) added two hits, including a triple for the visitors. Freshman southpaw, Erik Seegar (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) suffered the loss for Hilbert, scattering seven hits in three innings of work.

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.