Mavericks Sweep Hawks

Release Date:
April 14, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


The Hilbert College Baseball team dropped a pair of games to local rival Medaille College by scores of 14-1 and 10-5. The Hawk's record falls to 3-19 overall and 1-9 in AMCC play.
In game 1, the Mavericks recorded 16 hits to just two for Hilbert. Ryan La Corte (Cheektowaga, NY/JFK) had both hits for Hilbert.
In game 2, Medaille led Hilbert 6-0 through 4.5 innings. The Hawks mounted a charge, plating three runs and cutting the lead in half, at 6-3. Freshman Brandon Cassidy (Hinsdale, NY/Hinsdale) and sophomores Ryan La Corte (Cheektowaga, NY/JFK) and Frank Simmeth (Cheektowaga, NY/St. Mary’s) each drove in a run, to jumpstart the Hilbert attack.
The Mavericks would respond with four runs in the top of the sixth to push the lead to 10-3.
Hilbert added two runs in the bottom of the sixth but it was not enough to catch Medaille.
Simmeth was 3-4 on in the second game and drove in two runs. Sophomore Colby Miller (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) was also 2-3 for Hilbert.
The Hawks will play at the University of Pittsburg Bradford April 15.

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.