HC’s Shoepflin named to All-AMCC baseball team

Release Date:
May 13, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
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GIBSONIA, PA – Hilbert College’s Matt Schoepflin (Chaffee, NY/Holland) has been named a 2008 Second Team All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) baseball selection. Selected as a designated hitter, Schoepflin is the first Hilbert baseball player to earn All-AMCC honors after helping the Hawks to an improved 6-25 campaign.

The college’s all-time leader in doubles with 18 over a two-year career, Schoepflin completes a senior season where he led the Hawks with 10 to his credit. The second baseman and nine-game pitcher led Hilbert with 24 runs batted in while his 33 hits and .398 on-base percentage tied for first on the team. A .330 hitter, Schoepflin was the Hawks top pitcher with two wins and 26 strikeouts to go with a 7.28 ERA. The right-hander’s 55.2 innings on the mound ranked eighth in the AMCC for innings pitched.

Penn State Behrend pitcher David Koerbel was named AMCC Player and Pitcher of the Year. The junior led the Behrend Lions to the AMCC title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

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.