Baseball's Rally Falls Short In Final Game

Greensburg Grabs Two
Release Date:
April 30, 2011
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Williamsville, NY - Playing at Erie Community College, the visiting Pitt-Greensburg baseball team swept Hilbert College, 7-1, 5-4 closing the Hawks' season at 5-25 (3-15 AMCC).  Matt Militello (Depew, NY/Lancaster) went 3-6 (1RBI) scoring one run for the day against the Bobcats (14-18, 10-8) who move on in the AMCC play-offs after capturing both wins.

With two men on base, and two outs, Greensburg made a pitching change in an effort to shut down the Hawks' 3-run rally in the bottom of the 7th.  Frank Simmeth's (Cheektowaga, NY/St. Mary's) walk loaded the bases, putting  even more pressure on both teams.  Freshman Ryan Fleet (Addison, NY/Addison) struck out swinging to end the game and season for the Hawks.  Chris Hoak (Hamburg, NY/St. Francis)  had 2RBIs in the 7th inning swing. 

In game one, Greensburg made it difficult for the Hawks to earn a full trip around the bags.  Pat Lugeras (Rochester, NY/Charles Finney) earned the only RBI for Hilbert in the 7-1 loss.

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.