All tagged John Rooney

Rooney suffers first loss despite stellar outing

A solid start for John Rooney was not enough, as the Hofstra baseball fell to Northeastern University 5-1 in game one of a three-game set Friday at University Field.

“I think [Northeastern] just outplayed us today,” said Hofstra head coach John Russo.

Rooney went seven innings, giving up two earned runs and two walks (two HBP), while striking out seven.


Rooney fires complete game shutout against Delaware

The Hofstra Pride baseball team clicked on all cylinders Friday afternoon at University Field, defeating the University of Delaware 9-0.

John Rooney took the mound and did not disappoint all of the scouts watching in the stands. The southpaw went for a complete game shutout, allowing just two hits while striking out 11 batters. 

Rooney continues to shine in first game of series

The Hofstra baseball team defeated Towson 11-0 in a shutout victory to open the series on Friday in Maryland. With the win, the Pride improves to 12-6 on the season, while Towson falls to 4-9.

Backed by a stellar start from junior John Rooney, who allowed just two hits over seven innings, the offense provided more than enough insurance to capture the opener.

Russo expresses optimism in youth movement

Hofstra baseball head coach John Russo can be found in his office on an early Wednesday morning in his gray quarter-zip Pride athletics shirt, finishing up phone calls with a hearty laugh. His desk is flooded with pictures of his family – mostly his children – and behind him are roughly 20 different Hofstra baseball caps. While his office is a representation of the passionate, family-oriented and sincere person that he is, Russo knows just how vital it is to drastically improve the on-field production that has resulted in a 29-74 record over the past two seasons.