Hilbert College swept their former AMCC-foe Medaille University in a crosstown, non-conference baseball double header at Medaille’s Color Park this afternoon.
The Hawks established a few 2023 7-inning single game records: the most RBIs, most runs scored this season; most triples in a single game and the team’s sixth home run this season after they exploded for a 14-6 opening game victory.
The Hawks followed that with an 8-2 sweep of the Mavs.
Thomas Evans went 5-for-8, scored five runs, hit his 4th home run of the season, had four RBIs, and was credited with four stolen bases today.
- Thomas Evans’ first contact went deep as he poked the game’s only home run just seconds into the game. Patrick Whelan set the team up with another run connecting on a triple, and Derek Martinez knocked him in with a single to left field. The Hawks went up 3-0 off a wild pitch that scored Martinez before the Mavericks picked up their bats.
- Medaille responded with a big bottom half, scoring six runs off five hits and three errors.
- Jack Duffek’s RRI double and Whelan’s RBI triple knotted the game at 6-all in the 2nd inning and then Michael Contini went to work on the mound.
- Contini gave up only one hit against the next 18 batters which held the Mavs in check the rest of the game.
- The Hawks tacked on multiple runs each inning except for the 4th (1) and 6th (0).
- Jairo Santos 2RBI single in the 3rd, and a fielder’s choice in the 5th added three more runs.
- Evans continued to push, plating two more runs in the 5th, and Whelan finished the early game with another 2RBI single in the 7th for the win.
BY THE NUMBERS:
- Lead-off Thomas Evans hit his fourth home run of the season at his first appearance. He finished the game with three hits, scored three runs, stole two bases and knocked in three runs in his most complete game of the year, so far.
- Patrick Whelan added three hits (2 doubles), scored one run and knocked in three runs, while Jairo Santos went 2-for-4 with a three RBIs, stole two bases and scored two runs.
- Michael Contini (1-1) allowed six hits, three earned runs and struck out five over six innings of work.
- Hilbert continued to make contact in the night cap, scoring at least one run in all but the third inning.
- Evans stole a base and scored the first run in the nightcap. Jack Duffek’s hit by pitch scored Benjamin Ratajczak just prior to a fielding error allowed Emmanuel McClain to score the Hawk’s third run in the opening inning.
- The Mavs manufactured two runs before a fielding double play by Ben Chowaniec, Jairo Santos and Patrick Whelan shut down the host’s rally in the bottom of the third.
- A Hilbert bases-loaded, hit-by-pitch added another Hawk run in the 4th and Evans RBI triple to left center set the table for him to score off a fielding error by Medaille in the 5th.
- Then, with two outs, John Watson’s RBI single plated Santos in the sixth and the Hawks scored their final run in the 7th.
- Griffin McAndrews relieved Josh McTigue (1-0) who struck out five, with two walks and two earned runs through the first six innings.
BY THE NUMBERS:
- John Watson went 2-for-2, scored two runs with one run batted in, and Emmanuel McClain added two hits with one run scored.
- But it was Evans (2 hits, two runs), Whelan (one hit, 2RBI) and Frank McCabe who combined for six stolen bases.
The Hawks move to 8-7 as they head to their next non-conference double header at Cazenovia College Wednesday, March 22nd.
Editor’s Note: This article was shared with the Scribe by the Hilbert Athletics Department.