Baseball Picked 9th in AMCC Preseason Poll

Release Date:
March 11, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) released its 2009 Baseball Preseason Polls. The Hawks were picked by the league’s coaches to finish 9th out of 10 teams.

The Baseball squad returns eight members from last year’s team, and will be led by head coach Rob Gladwell in his third season. Hilbert will look to senior Brandon Brown (Lyndonville, NY/Lyndonville) and sophomore Frank Simmeth (Cheektowaga, NY/St. Mary’s Lancaster) to anchor the Hawks’ lineup. Brown led the team with 5 home runs last season and a team-leading 18 RBIs, while batting .333. Simmeth batted .306, and was second on the team in RBIs with 11.

The Hilbert baseball team will look to their returning experience as well as an influx of youth to try and make some noise in the AMCC in 2009.

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.