Simmeth Leads Hawks Against D'Youville

Release Date:
April 28, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Batavia, NY – With the urgency to get the AMCC baseball games in the book and count towards the team’s record, Hilbert College moved their game location to Genesee Community College April 27th where they hosted crosstown rival D’Youville College. Even though the second game was cut short by a sudden downpour, the Spartans took both games from the Hawks 13-7 and 23-2. With the sweep, D’Youville won their first conference games of the season. Hilbert dropped to 5-19 and 4-12 at the end of the afternoon.

In the first game, seniors Frank Simmeth (3 hits) and Ryan LaCorte (1 hit, 2 RBI) led the Hawks offense. With the score knotted at 5-5 going into the top of the 5th inning, D’Youville exploded with 7 runs to break away from the Hawks. Hilbert could only muster 1 run to respond to the Spartans and that was as close as the Hawks got. Chris Hoak (triple) look the loss on the mound going 5 innings with 5 strike-outs.

Before the second game started, the winds picked up and the wind storm moved into Western NY. D’Youville rode the excitement of their first win, and lit the Hawks for another 7-run inning. This time, they matched that output with a 9-run 3rd inning and continued to put runs in the book the rest of the way. Ed Sarcione, Ryan LaCorte (double) and Frank Simmeth were the only Hawks to get a hit in the second game. Hilbert went through four pitchers and D’Youville hit them all, collecting a total of 21 hits (26 runs).


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.