Weissheier laces late double to continue baseball's win streak
A two-run go-ahead double in the eighth inning from Rob Weissheier lifted Hofstra baseball to its eighth consecutive win Sunday 4-2 against University of Maryland Baltimore County in Maryland.
Weissheier came into the at-bat 0-3 with three strikeouts, but stepped up when needed most. The sophomore first baseman now has five two-baggers this season with a .379 average through 29 at-bats.
Daniel Page capped the inning with a RBI base hit for the 4-2 final. Page finished the contest 2-4, bringing his average to .313.
Hofstra was getting shut out against UMBC’s pitching until the seventh inning when Vinnie Costello muscled his second home run of the season to tie the game 1-1.
Teddy Cillis battled for his best outing on the mound, going five innings with just one run allowed. Cillis fanned six batters and walked three. He did not bat in this game, but picked up three hits in the previous two matchups this weekend.
Brad Camarda scooped his first collegiate win out of the bullpen, tossing two innings with one unearned run. He struck out two and gave up no hits.
Chris Weiss picked up his third save in two perfect innings, striking out five batters along the way. The senior now has 20 strikeouts through 11.2 innings.
Vito Friscia continued his offensive rampage with another three hits and one run. Friscia is now on a five-game hitting streak, hitting 10-23 over that span (.435) with two home runs and six runs batted in. The catcher also already has five multi-hit games with three of them totaling three hits.
He also has at least one run scored over the last six games, crossing home plate 10 total times.
Austin Gauthier contributed one hit and a run, stretching his hitting streak to seven games. Gauthier ended the series going 5-13 with four runs scored.
Mikey Riesner also continued his hitting streak, going 1-4. Batting at a .359 clip this season, Riesner has at least one hit in his last four games, collecting nine over that period.
For UMBC, Matt Campbell had two of the team’s four hits.
Jacob Christian got the loss for the Retrievers. Christian was unable to record an out in the eighth inning, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk.
Chase Bailey started, fighting for a strong seven innings with eight strikeouts. Bailey let up one run with five hits and two walks.
Andy Rozylowicz closed the final two frames for UMBC and did not surrender another run.
Hofstra (8-2) returns to play March 13 on the road against Fairleigh Dickinson University slated for a 3 p.m. start in New Jersey.