Northeastern bats overwhelm Pride in 7-3 loss
Despite a strong fourth inning with multiple runs for the Pride, the Hofstra baseball team fell to the Northeastern University Huskies in their series finale on Sunday, April 7, at Friedman Diamond. The 7-3 loss moves the Pride to 5-21 for the season and 1-5 in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play. Northeastern climbs over the .500 mark to 16-15 overall (6-3 CAA).
The game remained scoreless with little action through the first two innings. In the third, however, the Huskies’ bats erupted, resulting in five runs while Ryan Rue was on the mound for the Pride. With the bases loaded, Corey DiLoreto brought home two runs off of a single for the Huskies, followed by two walks bringing in two more runs. Northeastern’s fifth and final run of the third came as a fly ball from Michael Geaslen brought one more runner home.
Down by five, the Pride attempted to come back in the fourth, scoring three runs with Kyle Murphy pitching for the Huskies. Kevin O’Connor stepped up to the plate first hitting a double, as another double from Austin Gauthier brought O’Connor home. Gauthier then came home himself off a single from Tyler White.
In the fourth, Andrew Mundy came onto relieve Rue as pitcher for the Pride, only allowing one run on three hits in 4 2/3 innings.
The Pride offense went silent for the rest of the game, but two additional runs came from Northeastern in the seventh and eighth innings. The seventh saw Husky Jake Farrell contribute an RBI triple to bring Ian Fair home and during the eighth, an RBI single from Kyle Peterson brought home the final run of the game.
In the eighth, Jack Anderson also came on to relieve Mundy, closing the game for the Pride. Anderson gave up one run and two hits during his time on the mound.
For the Huskies, David Stiehl and Andrew Misiaszek each pitched an inning to close out the game, relieving Murphy who pitched the first seven innings.
The Pride will return home for a five-game home stretch, starting on Tuesday, April 9, against Monmouth University at 3 p.m.
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