Hilbert Nine Fall in AMCC Opener

Release Date:
March 25, 2007
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CRESSON, PA – Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) baseball foe Mount Aloysius College earned a pair of wins over Hilbert College in the conference opener for both teams on Sunday. The host Mounties outscored the Hawks 10-1 in the first contest before earning a convincing 16-2 victory in the nightcap. The loss drops Hilbert to 0-7 overall and 0-2 in the AMCC.

In game one, the Mounties scored seven unanswered runs while holding the Hawks scoreless until the sixth-inning. Hilbert squandered a bases loaded opportunity in the top of the second, and didn’t score until Keith Somerville (Holland, NY/Holland) crossed the plate in the sixth. The Mounties out hit the Hawks 11-5 while forcing six errors in the game. Hilbert pitcher Brian Wedmore (Depew, NY/Depew) was charged with the loss after going four innings while Mount Aloysius ace Ryan Clouse went the distance for the win. Somerville added two of the Hawks hits in the loss.

“Their pitching really shut us down,” said Hilbert coach Rob Gladwell. “He (Clouse) was hitting the corners and it was tough for us to get anything going.”

Game two saw the Mounties (5-7, 2-0) jump out quickly by scoring 10 runs in the first-inning off Hawks losing pitcher James Corsaro (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg). Hilbert would get on the board in the second-inning and would score again in the fifth, but it wasn’t enough. The Mounties would score 16 runs on 16 hits to help Corey Leech pick up the win. The Hilbert offense was paced by doubles from Wedmore and Matt Schoepflin (Chaffee, NY/Holland), who also scored a run.

The Hawks will regroup for a doubleheader at Lake Erie College on Wednesday, March 28th.

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.