Baseball Beats Medaille in First AMCC Game
With the pending weather heading to North Buffalo, the Hilbert College baseball team took a come-from behind AMCC victory from Medaille Thursday afternoon at McCarthy Park.
Justin Hulbert faced 37 batters, struck out five, gave up 11 hits and no earned runs through seven innings of work. He is inching closer to becoming the program’s All Time Leader in the Strike-outs Looking category as he needs five more victims to get to #1.
Ryan Bonafede knocked in two runs with his fourth inning double and knotted the score at 2-2.
But then Medaille posted a pair of runs in the bottom half and then added four more in the 5th to build an 8-2 lead.
With bases load in the 6th, Sal Carroccia hit a single RBI and then moved a base along with Kevin Moore as Bonafede scored off a wild pitch. Eric Flores RBI ground-out scored Moore cutting the score to 8-5 before the inning ended.
The Hawks held defensively before they returned to the dugout for a 5-run outburst to take their first lead in the game in the top of the 7th.
Tyler Shaw, entering as pinch hitter, singled to get on base. Wujek walked and the Mavs changed their pitcher. With two outs, Bonafede took first off a base-on-balls which loaded them again.
Moore doubled, scoring both Shaw and Wujek (7-8). Medaille intentionally walked Carroccia then mistakenly loaded the bases again after they walked Flores.
Jesus Rivera hit a 2 RBI single scoring both Moore and Carroccia to build a 10-8 lead before the final out.
Justin Hulbert, finishing his second complete game of the season, got the first two batters to ground out and then fly out before he walked their third batter. No harm though as the southpaw then managed to get the final batter to groundout unassisted to first base for the come-from-behind win.
Bonafede went 2-for-3 as he and Moore both reached with a double during the game as well as sharing team-high 2RBI stat with Flores and J. Rivera.
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