The Hofstra Pride baseball team climbed to 21-15 overall and 10-8 in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play with their 9-6 win at the College of William and Mary on Sunday. W&M fell to 15-29 overall and 3-15 in CAA play.
The Pride got the scoring started early, totaling five runs in the top of the first inning. Steven Foster got things going by blasting a triple, followed up by a Mikey Riesner single to get Foster across the plate. Vinnie Costello capped things off with a three-run homer to give the Pride a comfortable lead.
The Tribe outhit the Pride 12-9, but Teddy Cillis came into the game in the second inning and was able to keep a good lead. Through six innings pitched, Cillis gave up five hits and just two runs.
A late surge by W&M came close but ended too short. The Tribe scored two runs in the eighth inning to make it a 6-3 game, but Hofstra was able to get some insurance in the top of the ninth by adding another three runs. The Tribe was looking to walk it off in the bottom of the ninth after scoring three, but Chris Weiss was able to shut it down and get his seventh save of the season.
The Pride look to continue their winning streak and playoff push Tuesday, May 1 at Fordham University in the Bronx. They then close out the season with six out of their last seven games against CAA opponents.