Rooney suffers first loss despite stellar outing

A solid start for John Rooney was not enough, as the Hofstra baseball fell to Northeastern University 5-1 in game one of a three-game set Friday at University Field.

“I think [Northeastern] just outplayed us today,” said Hofstra head coach John Russo.

Rooney went seven innings, giving up two earned runs and two walks (two HBP), while striking out seven.