HC Nine Stormed by LEC

Release Date:
April 12, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College baseball team lost a pair of games, 14-0 and 22-5 to Lake Erie College in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) action Wednesday afternoon. The Hawks drop to 1-21 overall and 1-9 in the AMCC, while the visiting Storm improves to 9-17 on the season.

Dictating the game from the start, Lake Erie scored in all but one inning to put the game well out of reach. Five costly Hawks errors helped the Storm plate 10 unearned runs off of pitchers Steve Morasco (Memphis, NY/Jordan-Elbridge) and Erik Seegar (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park). Winning pitcher James Knight scattered five Hilbert hits in game one as the senior improved to 2-3 on the season. Senior outfielder Matt Markott (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) helped Hilbert by ripping two base hits.

In the nightcap, Lake Erie again dominated early, plating two runs in the first inning, before exploding for 12 runs in the second to take a quick 14-0 lead. LEC would tack on eight more runs before freshman John Koniniec (Depew, NY/Depew) belted a two-run homerun to put the Hawks on the board. Senior captain Joe Ferrara (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) added a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth, but winning pitcher Paul Roskos (2-4) already held a commanding lead. Freshman Travis Nowicki (Dewittville, NY/Chautauqua Lake) also added two hits for the Hawks.

Hilbert College resumes it schedule on Saturday, as they travel to AMCC opponent Penn State Altoona for a 1:00 pm doubleheader.

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.