Redhawks outscore baseball Hawks

Release Date:
April 6, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, N.Y. – La Roche College ran it’s record to 18-6 with a double-header sweep of the Hilbert College baseball team on Sunday dropping the host Hawks to 1-11 overall and 0-6 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). The Redhawks currently sit in second place behind Penn State Behrend in the AMCC baseball standings.

In game one, Hilbert erased a 4-0 deficit with a five-run third inning to briefly take control. La Roche would respond with six runs over the final four innings and withstood a three-run Hilbert rally in the seventh to hang on for the win. The Hawks struggled to contain the RedHawks’ Keith Borman and Drew Bosco who combined for seven hits, five runs, and five RBI.

Hilbert was led by Frank Simmeth (Cheektowaga, NY/St. Mary’s) and Keith Somerville (Holland, NY/Holland) who each recorded a double in the game. Matt Schoepflin (Chaffee, NY/Holland) had three hits including two doubles to go with two runs scored, and three RBI. The senior right-hander was charged with the loss despite a four-strikeout performance.

Game two belonged to the visitors as they produced 16 hits while forcing six Hilbert errors. Drew Bosco led the winners with a four for five outing and Keith Borman homered twice while recording a seven RBI game. Four different pitchers went to the mound for the Hawks in the defeat that saw David Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) suffer the loss. Sommerville paced the Hawks with two hits including a double and a triple.

Hilbert will return to action on Wednesday, April 9th when the Hawks travel to face the University of Pitt-Bradford.

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.