Golden Eagles Topple Hawks

Release Date:
April 19, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

BROCKPORT, NY – Brockport State won their ninth consecutive game and improved to 18-11 with a 10-1 win over visiting Hilbert College in a nine inning collegiate baseball game on Wednesday. Hilbert pitcher Corey Vander Sluis (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) suffered his fourth loss of the season (0-4) as the Hawks drop to 2-27 on the season.

The Golden Eagles scored three runs in the first inning and three more in the second thanks to a Tom Weiner homerun. The winners picked up another run in the fourth and iced the game with a three-run eighth inning before the Hawks got on the board in the top of the ninth with an Adam Koniniec (Depew, NY/Depew) homerun.

Koniniec finished three for four on the afternoon with brother, John (Depew, NY/Depew), Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport) and Vander Sluis earning hits. Josh Cahall (Ripley, OH/Ripley) added a double in a losing effort that saw the Hawks strand five runners while committing four errors on the day.

Hilbert returns to action at home against Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) foe La Roche College this Saturday 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.