After not playing a single game fin over a year the Hilbert Hawks baseball team will lace up their cleats on Tuesday.
The Hawks will be taking on cross town rival D’Youville. Their season was cut short last year due to the globe pandemic Covid-19, their last game played March 7th, 2020, where the Hawks swept a two-game series against Geneva College (PA) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina winning 3-1 and 10-4. The Hawk would set a record in the first 11 games of an early season last year going (6-5) being the first team in Hilbert history to come back from spring break with a winning record.
Players to watch this season would be Zach Crane, Jonathan Wilson, Josh McTigue all three being named on the Division III players to watch list. Crane (Pitcher) had to great starts last year going 2-0 on the young season (0.69 Era, 13.0 IP, 12 SO). Wilson (Utility) had a great start to his season being the top bat in the Hawks line up ( .436 AVG, 10 XBH, 11 RBI). He will be looking to have another great season. And McTigue would have two starts in the 2020 season picking up his first collegiate win. McTigue was a very effective arm in those two starts (3.86 Era, 11.2 IP, 9 SO).
Head Coach Drew Fittry said he is excited to see what these players can do in a full season.
“I couldn’t be happier for Zach, Jon, And Josh,” Fittry said.