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Brazill tosses no-hitter, pitching continues to shine

Hofstra baseball finished its season-opening series at Lamar University taking two of the final four games, winning the doubleheader on Saturday 3-2 and 1-0. 

Brad Camarda took the mound in the first of the two games with a strong outing, facing 21 batters while only allowing three hits and one run through five innings. 

It was a close game for Hofstra going into the top of ninth inning down by one run. 

Devon Jeffreys started the inning with a walk. Rob Weissheier pinch-hit for Matt Siedem with a single advancing Jeffreys to second base. 

With Mikey Riesner up a few batters later, Weissheier and Jeffreys advanced on a wild pitch. Riesner later walked.

Now with the bases loaded, Vito Friscia singled to left allowing Jeffreys to score. 

Parker Quinn stepped in the box next and reached first base by an error on Lamar’s shortstop and Weissheier scored. 

The top of the ninth ended with three players left on base.

Heading into the bottom of the ninth, the Pride were up by one run and all they needed were three quick outs to win their first game of the season. 

Zach Altieri was on the mound hoping to shut down Lamar’s offense. 

The first batter he faced struck out swinging. Lamar’s Payton Robertson reached first on an error by second baseman Daniel Page and later scored when his teammate Grant DeVore doubled to left field. 

Chris Weiss replaced Altieri with the score tied up and one out. Weiss shut down the side. 

Heading into extra innings, Jeffreys scored again on a double to left field by Weissheier. Hofstra then was leading 3-2 at the end of the top of the tenth. 

Weiss shut down Lamar’s offense, not letting them score, to hold onto the 3-2 win for Hofstra.

In the second game, Seamus Brazill threw what is believed to be the first ever no-hitter in Hofstra program history.

Facing 25 batters through seven innings of work, Brazill walked four batters and struck out five. 

Hofstra’s only run this game came from Austin Gauthier, after he stole second base earlier in the inning on a sacrifice fly to center field from Teddy Cillis.

Next week the Pride take on Norfolk State in a three-game series in Virginia.

The action will kick off on Saturday March 3, at 1 p.m. as part of the first game of a doubleheader, with the second game set for 4:15 p.m.

The finale of the series will be played on Sunday afternoon, March 4, at 12 p.m.

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