Cardinals Fly Past Baseball Hawks

Release Date:
April 17, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – St. John Fisher College has justified their right to be called one of the top Division III programs in New York State. The Cardinals crossed the plate early and often Monday in a 19-2 and 10-0 non-conference doubleheader sweep of the Hilbert College Hawks. The pair of losses drops the Hawks to 1-25 overall.

In the first game, the Hawks trailed just 4-2 after the first inning, but surrendered seven runs in the second, before Fisher blew the game wide open with seven more runs in the fourth. Hilbert pitchers couldn’t cool off the red hot Cardinals bats as they finished with six players collecting multiple hits. St. John Fisher Head Coach Dan Pepicelli saw his squad belt out 19 total hits in just five innings of play, highlighted by Jim Mauro who went 4-4.

Josh Cahall (Ripley, OH/Ripley) and Joe Ferrara (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) each came through with a single for the Hawks in the loss.

Game two saw the Cardinals take an early 5-0 lead before they scored four runs in the top of the fourth inning. The hot bats from game one stuck around for the nightcap, as St. John Fisher ripped 12 more hits off losing pitcher Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport).

The Hawks had no answer for freshman pitcher Conor Holliday, who tossed a complete game shutout, scattering three hits. Cahall led the Hawks with two hits, including a double, while Ferrara chipped in with a single.

The Hawks will continue play Tuesday when they host Keuka College in a non-conference doubleheader. The first game is scheduled to start at 1:00 pm.

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.