Tigers roar in double-header sweep of Hawks

Release Date:
April 3, 2008
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HAMBURG, NY - The Hilbert College Baseball team lost both games to the Rochester Institute of Technology on Thursday afternoon. The Tigers won game one 19-2 and also took the nightcap 19-6. On the day RIT pounded out 36 hits with eight stolen bases and three homeruns. The losses drop Hilbert to 1-9 on the season.

The Hawks were led by sophomore Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) and junior Brandon Brown (Lyndonville, NY/L.A. Weber) in the first game. Both players were one for three at the plate with Cunningham also contributing a RBI.

The second game saw two freshmen lead the way for Hilbert. Ryan LaCorte (Sloan, NY/John F. Kennedy) was two for four at the plate with two RBI’s and Frank Simmeth (Cheektowaga, NY/ St. Mary’s) was three for four at the plate and also contributed two RBI’s. Senior Kevin Murphy (Buffalo, NY/ Bishop Timon) was strong defensively behind the plate throwing out three would be base stealers.

The Hawks are back in action when they host conference foe La Roche in a double-header on Saturday April 5th starting at 1 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.