Hempstead, NY - The Hofstra Baseball team, winners of four straight, returns to action after a four-day hiatus when they host the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m.
The Pride had a rare weekend off and has not played since a 9-1 win over Molloy last Thursday, April 25.
Tuesday's game will mark Hofstra's (22-21) final non-conference home game of the season as the Pride hit the road for eight consecutive games before wrapping up the regular season at home versus UNCW on May 17-18. The game also marks Hofstra's second against a Big East Conference foe, as the Pride posted a 4-2 win over St. John's on April 10.
Rutgers enters the game with a 20-22 record and has lost three straight contests. The two teams met last season in Piscataway, NJ, with Hofstra posting a 7-0 win. Nick Kozlowski and Brett Schreiber each pitched four shutout innings in the win, while Dave Jesch added one scoreless frame. Offensively, Matt Reistetter drove in three runs on the day.
John Tiedemann, who notched his first victory of the season in the win over LIU Brooklyn last week, will get the start for the Pride in Tuesday's game. The senior is 1-5 on the year. He will be opposed by Jon Young, who is 2-0 with a 5.79 ERA in nine appearances.
Following Tuesday's game, Hofstra returns to action Friday night at William & Mary in the start of a three-game Colonial Athletic Association series.