Parker Quinn’s bases-clearing double in the third inning helped charge the Hofstra baseball team past Manhattan College 15-4 Tuesday afternoon in Wappingers Falls, NY.
The victory extends the Pride’s win streak to four games, bringing them to 18-15 (7-8 CAA), and the 15-run barrage marks the highest scoring total this season.
Already leading 3-0 in the third thanks to back-to-back RBI triples from Vito Friscia and Teddy Cillis followed by another run batted in from Austin Gauthier, Quinn slapped his seventh two-bagger of the year into the left-center field gap, blowing the game wide-open for a 6-0 lead.
Daniel Page tacked on more insurance in the ensuing at-bat, scalding a two-run shot for his second home run of the year.
The Hofstra lineup kept its foot on the gas pedal.
Tyler White roped a single to left field in the fifth inning, scoring Gauthier to make it 9-1 Pride.
Then in the eighth, Matt Siedem walked home a run, followed by Cillis forcing an error to score White. Mikey Riesner later touched home after a wild pitch. Rob Weissheier made it 13-1 on a sacrifice fly to right field.
In the closing frame, Hofstra added two more off a RBI double from Kevin O’Connor and another sacrifice fly, this time from Gauthier.
Quinn ended the game 2-4 with a walk, his sixth two-hit game in 18 appearances. Riesner and White contributed two hits each, combining for three runs scored. Riesner is now on a four-game hit streak, totaling eight hits over that span.
Friscia brought his hitting streak to a full calendar week of seven games, boasting 11 hits and seven runs batted in.
For Manhattan, leadoff hitter Brendan Bisset scattered three hits, including a double and one RBI.
Fabian Pena and Michael Pfenninger helped with two hits apiece. Along with Pfenninger, Matt Morgan and Evan Brown gave Manhattan one RBI each.
Hofstra’s Seamus Brazill earned the win, battling for five innings as the Pride starter. Now 2-2, he struck out two and allowed one run.
Brad Camarda surrendered three runs (two earned) over two innings. Jack Anderson, Jimmy Joyce and Chris Weiss closed out the final two innings without a run given up.
Matt Jones got the loss, going for a two-inning outing with four runs issued. Steve Arntsen followed up allowing four runs of his own, all in just one inning.
Hofstra is back in action this weekend on the road for a CAA series against William and Mary in Virginia.