HC baseball team sweeps DYC

Release Date:
April 18, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

BUFFALO, NY – Hilbert College held off D’Youville College 7-6 before cruising to a 12-2 win in the nightcap at Dunn Tire Park on a dry Wednesday afternoon in downtown Buffalo. With the doubleheader win, the baseball Hawks improve to 5-14 overall while their cross town rivals drop to 2-9 on the year.

Hilbert pitcher Erik Seeger (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) (1-3) earned his first win of the season while allowing three hits and three walks in five innings of work. The second-year lefty struck-out three while allowing just one run as the home team took game one. The Hawks were forced to come from behind throughout the contest before Dave Cunningham’s (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) run in the bottom of the seventh sealed the win. Hilbert’s Josh Cahall (Ripley, OH/Ripley) just missed hitting for the cycle as he pounded out a single, double, and triple while scoring two runs and adding two RBIs. Teammate Andy Mancini (Mt. Morris, NY/Mt. Morris) added a double, two RBIs and also scored a run for the winners. Dave Pelkey went the distance on the mound and suffered the loss for the Spartans.

In game two, the Hawks broke a 1-1 tie with a five-run second inning before scoring two in the fourth and four in the sixth to support winning pitcher Matt Schoepflin (Chaffee, NY/Holland). The senior right-hander went all seven innings while fanning four Spartans en route to evening his record at 1-1. Cahall continued his strong play with a four-for-four performance at the plate while adding a double, scoring two runs, and picking up an RBI. James Corsaro (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) was also perfect on offense with three singles, and Kevin Murphy (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) was three-for-four with a pair of RBIs. D’Youville’s Kevin Buffham was charged with the loss.

Hilbert returns to conference play with a trip to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg (9-11, 5-7) this Saturday.

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.