Hawks end season with DH loss to Mavericks

Release Date:
May 2, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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Three seniors complete careers

HAMBURG, NY – Medaille College scored 23 runs en route to a doubleheader sweep of Hilbert College Tuesday afternoon in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference baseball action (AMCC). The third place Mavericks earned a 14-2 win in game one before returning to take game two 9-1.

The visitors scored in each of the first three innings to take a commanding 6-0 lead in game one. The Hawks would answer with two runs in the bottom of the fourth, but it wouldn’t be enough. Medaille scored twice in the fifth, once in the sixth, and added three more in the seventh while holding the Hawks scoreless for the remainder of the game. The Maverick’s Ryan Amos picked up the win with three innings of work while relievers combined to limit the Hawks to five hits in the contest. Hilbert’s Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) went two-for-three with a double, RBI, and a run scored. Teammate Matt Schoepflin (Chaffee, NY/Holland) also doubled and scored to pace the Hawks offense.

In game two, Medaille (13-18, 12-4) again scored early with a run in the first and three more in the second to go up 4-0 through the first three innings of play. The Mavericks then erupted for a five-run fourth inning before Ufland drove in Schoepflin in the bottom of the inning to prevent the shutout. Medaille pitcher Kyle Golombek threw seven of the Mavericks 10 strikeouts to pick-up the win. Ufland finished with two of the Hawks five hits as the senior joined Josh Cahall (Ripley, OH/Ripley) and Andrew Mancini (Mt. Morris, NY/Mt. Morris) in their final appearance as collegiate players.

The Hawks conclude the 2007 season with an improved 5-25 record, but will miss-out on the upcoming AMCC playoffs after going 2-16 in league play. First-year coach Rob Gladwell is scheduled to return 12 players for the 2008 season.

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.