Baseball Team Earns Split at LEC

Release Date:
March 28, 2007
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PAINESVILLE, OH – The Hilbert College baseball team picked up their first win of the Rob Gladwell era with a 5-1 win over conference foe Lake Erie College on Wednesday. The visiting Hawks dropped the nightcap 6-0 and stand at 1-8 overall and 1-3 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

Winning pitcher Glen Ufland (Bufffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) went the distance allowing one run on seven hits while firing two strikeouts. Hilbert’s Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) went two for three with two runs scored, and Kevin Murphy (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) added a pair of hits and three RBIs.

The Hawks scored two runs in the second inning and added three insurance runs in the fifth to provide Ufland a cushion to finish with. Lake Erie’s Harry Conrad doubled and scored in the bottom of the seventh to spoil the shutout, but it wasn’t enough as the host Storm stranded two runners to end the game.

“It’s great to get the first win of the season,” commented Hilbert skipper Rob Gladwell. “Hopefully this will help us in stringing some more together.

In the second game, Lake Erie’s Steve Long went two for three with two runs scored to pace the winners. The Hawks mustered only one hit while Lake Erie (5-9, 1-3) pitcher Paul Roskos earned the win.

Hilbert will play their first home game of the season when they take on AMCC rival Penn State Altoona on Saturday in 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.