Behrend Baseball Opens AMCC Play Against Hilbert Wednesday

Behrend Baseball Opens AMCC Play Against Hilbert Wednesday

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend baseball team will host the Hilbert Hawks on Wednesday in their Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) opener on Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday, Mar. 27 
Penn State Behrend vs. Hilbert, 1 p.m. – Live Stats | Video  
Penn State Behrend vs. Hilbert, 4 p.m. – Live Stats | Video

Behrend News & Notes:

* The Lions have won seven in a row, including a pair over Fredonia on Sunday to take back the I-90 Cup
* Senior hurler Phil Myers (DuBois, PA/DuBois Central Catholic) threw a complete game in a 2-1 game-one victory
* Myers went the distance and allowed one earned run and struck out four to register a 1.29 ERA
* Last week, Scott Sada (Saegertown, PA/Saegertown) smacked four doubles and a triple in his six hits for the week
* Sada, the career doubles record holder at Behrend, is six doubles away from breaking the NCAA Division III all-time record set at 81
* Sada is also 12 RBIs away from reaching 150 for his career and is on an eight-game hitting streak
* Sophomore Thomas  Zbezinski (Gibsonia, PA/Pine Richland) ranks second in the AMCC strikeouts (24)
Hilbert News & Notes:

* The Hawks are looking to bounce back from a nine-game losing streak
* Today's contest was originally schedule to be played in Hamburg, NY
* Hilbert is 2-10 this season and is coming off 5-1 and 9-7 losses against Houghton on Friday
* Junior infielder Griffith DeMayo leads the team with 14 hits, eight RBIs and four doubles

Series History

* The Lions have a commanding 42-3 record against the Hawks dating back to the 1996 season
* Last year, the teams split during the regular season and then met again in the AMCC playoffs
* Hilbert won the opener 2-1 and the Lions battled to a 13-1 victory in the nightcap
* In the AMCC first round, Behrend swept the Hawks 4-1 and 9-8