by Noah Welch
The Hilbert Hawks men’s baseball team had a rough time against the St. Vincent Bearcats in a game at McKechnie Field, the spring training facility for the Pittsburgh Pirates, where they dropped the game by a score of 12-1.
Pitcher Chad Nelson would get his first start of the season, but the righty went only 3.1 innings after getting little help from his Hawks teammates, who weren’t to sharp on defense.
The Bearcats, had a great day offensively collecting 12 runs on 12 hits.
The Hawks earned five hits, three of them being doubles hit by Noah Welch, Austin O’shei, And Jonathan Wilson. Wilson went one for two at the plate, driving in the only run by the Hawks scoring Anthony DiNizo. “It might not have been the outcome we wanted on the day, but still a great opportunity to play on a field this nice,” head coach Drew Fittry said. “I feel the boys really enjoyed the experience.”