La Roche Beats Hilbert in Baseball

Release Date:
April 21, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College baseball team suffered a pair of losses Friday to the La Roche College Redhawks, 10-4 and 17-2, in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) doubleheader. The losses drop the Hawks record to 2-29 overall, and 1-13 in AMCC play.

La Roche got on the board early in the first game as Dustin Kuhn hit a two-out double to score two runs in the first inning. The Redhawks would tack on the three more in the second to put La Roche up 5-0 before Hilbert would get an RBI single from Dallas Reinard (Smethport, PA/Smethport). John Koniniec’s (Depew, NY/Depew) RBI single in the third inning would close the gap to 5-2, but that’s as close as the Hawks would get. La Roche would add five more in the late innings to put the game well out of reach.

The Hawk offense was limited to four hits off of winning pitcher Ryan DeMary as he improved to 3-2 on the season. Koniniec would finish the day going 2-for-3 with a RBI to pace the Hawks.

In the nightcap, the Redhawks would score early and often, plating six runners in the second inning. Hilbert would try to claw back in the bottom half, as Derek Frentz (Little Valley, NY/Little Valley) would blast a two-run homerun to left field. The comeback was short-lived as La Roche scored nine unanswered runs, including towering homeruns by Kuhn and Varinde Gill who each had three hits in the game.

La Roche starting pitcher Nate Fillip threw a complete game, scattering five hits and striking out six. Frentz, Joe Ferrara (Hamburg, NY/Frontier), Andrew Mancini (Mt. Morris, NY/Mt. Morris), Brian Napariella (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) and Travis Nowicki (Dewittville, NY/Chautauqua Lake) all singled respectively.

The Hilbert College baseball team will look to put an end to their four-game skid on Tuesday, April 25th in a non-conference doubleheader against D’Youville College. The first game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm and will be played at Dunn Tire Park, in Buffalo, NY.

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.