Mounties Sweep Hawks

Hilbert can’t hold on in game two, fall 12-9
Release Date:
April 23, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY : The Hilbert baseball team faced Mt. Aloysius on Friday, April 23, for an AMCC showdown. The Hawks fell to the Mounties in both games as they were defeated 9-3 in game one and 12-9 in game two.  Hilbert’s record sits at 2-12 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.

Game two saw both teams generate offense early as each team would score four runs in the first inning.  Hilbert would take a 6-5 lead following a two-run second inning effort.
The Mounties would jump in front of the Hawks to hold a 7-6 lead after three and a half innings. The lead would not last for long as Frank Simmeth (Cheektowaga, NY/ St. Mary’s) {pictured right} would homer in the bottom of the fourth for a 3-RBI. The three runs scored would give Hilbert the two run advantage heading into the top of the fifth.
Mt. Aloysius answered the offensive pressure by the Hawks with a three-run inning to take a 10-9 lead after five innings. The Mounties would hold Hilbert scoreless for the last two innings and score two more runs to earn the 12-9 victory.
Hilbert was led by James Pernick, (Tonawanda, NY/ St. Joe’s Collegiate Inst.) who went 3-for-4 scoring three runs while Simmeth earned a 3-RBI home run.
Simmeth’s home run marks his first of the 2010 season.
Hilbert dropped the first game of the day between the two teams as the Mounties cruised past Hilbert 9-3. Matt Militello (Depew, NY/ Lancaster) continued his stellar offense as he went 3-for-4 in game one scoring two of Hilbert's three runs in the loss.
The Mounties were led by Mark Saxman who when 3-for 4 as well scoring two runs and earning three RBI.
Hilbert will face La Roche College on Saturday, April 24, for another conference matchup. The game is for a 1 p.m. start on Hilbert’s home diamond.

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.