Baseball team splits with Panthers

Release Date:
April 11, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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Ufland improves to 3-1

BRADFORD, PA – The Hilbert College baseball team improved to 2-8 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) with a 4-3 win over the University of Pitt-Bradford on Wednesday. The visiting Hawks dropped a 13-4 decision to the Panthers in game one of the doubleheader at the Kessel Athletic Complex earlier in the day and now stand at 3-14 on the year.

In yesterday’s nightcap, the Hawks’ Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) (3-1) allowed seven hits, four walks, and picked up three strikeouts to earn the win. Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Hilbert plated three runs highlighted by a Matt Begeal (Northville, NY/Wells Central) RBI-triple to retake the lead for good. The Hawks’ Matt Schoepflin (Chaffee, NY/Holland) was three-for-three with a pair of RBIs and a run scored while teammate Kevin Murphy (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) collected a hit and an RBI in the win.

The host Panthers (14-5, 4-2) scored in each of their first four appearances, highlighted by an eight-run fourth inning while dominating the first game with 14 hits. Trailing 13-0 after four innings, Hilbert kept things interesting with a three-run sixth inning before scoring once more in the bottom of the seventh to round out the scoring. Hilbert was paced by Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) who was two-for-three with a double and a pair of runs scored. Derek Steimer (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) added a two-RBI double, but it wasn’t enough as Hawks’ pitcher James Corsaro (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) (0-3) suffered his third loss of the season.

The Hawks will hope for some assistance with the weather as they are scheduled to return home to face Frostburg State (16-9, 5-1) on Sunday, April 15th. The twinbill is scheduled for a 1:00 pm start.

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.