Baseball Hawks drop double-header to Golden Tornadoes

Release Date:
March 17, 2008
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BEAVER FALLS, PA – Geneva College celebrated their 2008 home opener with 30 runs en route to a double-header sweep of the Hilbert College baseball team Monday afternoon. The Golden Tornadoes won their sixth and seventh straight games in beating the Hawks 17-3 in game one and 13-4 in game two. Hilbert falls to 1-3 on the young season.

In the opener, Hilbert’s Brandon Brown (Lyndonville, NY/L.A. Webber) was charged with the loss after allowing nine first inning runs on six walks and two hit batsmen. The junior left-hander surrendered five more runs on five hits in the second before retiring for the day with three strike outs to his credit. Infielder Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) had a two for three outing at the plate and scored once for the Hawks in a losing effort.

The Golden Tornadoes opened game two with another fast start pushing eight runs across the plate in the first inning before adding four more in the second to take command. The Hawks’ Matt Begeal (Northville, NY/Wells) went one for four with a run scored to lead the visitor’s offense. Ryan LaCorte (Sloan, NY/JFK) went two innings on the mound allowing 10 hits and 10 earned runs while suffering the loss.

Weather permitting; the Hawks will play the Golden Tornadoes (7-3) again today with the first pitch of a nine-inning game scheduled for 2:00 pm.

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.