The Hilbert Baseball team took on Hiram College at Gowanda High school this week, splitting the double header with the Terriers.
In game one there was a lot of offense from both teams. Getting the start game 1 would be Josh McTigue, who threw four innings, taking the no-decision. Bullpen pitcher Aydan Rolph picked up his second win in the short season, as the Hawks would battled back and forth in a intense offensive game.
The Terriers Would score the first run of the game giving them one run lead until the bottom of the third. After a couple of misplayed balls James Disanti would place a single into left field scoring 2, the next batter Misael Guzman would drive in another run off another Hiram error making the score 4-1 Hilbert.
But Hiram was not out of the game, answering with a four run fifth inning putting the Terriers up 5-4. In the bottom half of the inning Misael Guzman would step up to the plate with two runners on and send a 3-run home run over the centerfield fence, putting the hawks back on top 9-5 in the 5th inning. Aydan Rolph would blank the Terriers in the 6th inning. Hilbert added three more runs on two extra base hits. A home run by John Wilson and a double by Brandon Job put the hawks up 12-5 headed into the 7th. The Terriers would not go down quietly scoring two runs in their last chance falling just short to the Hawks 12-7
In the second Game everything would go Hiram’s way. In the first two innings Hiram would score four unearned runs. The Hawks would try to get back into the game with back-to-back singles by Shawn Romanowski and Brandon Job,sending the nine whole hitter Frank McCabe up to the plate with two outs. McCabe hit the first pitch in his at bat one hoping the fence scoring 3 runs on a stand-up double. That would be all the scoring in the game for the Hawks. Hiarm would rally in the fourth inning scoring eight runs on six hits. The Hawks would fail to Hiram the second game 18-3.
Hilbert (2-4) will hit the road for another away series traveling to Oberlin, OH to face Oberlin College (0-0) with first pitch set for 2 p.m. Friday afternoon.