Hempstead, NY - Monmouth scored nine runs over the last two innings to break open a 5-4 game and posted a 14-4 win over the Pride Tuesday afternoon at University Field. The game was called in the bottom of the ninth due to rain and darkness.
Hofstra slips to 17-18 on the season with the loss. Monmouth, which has won six consecutive games, is 16-20.
The Hawks pounded out 21 hits on the afternoon with Cary Jacobson, Joe Bamford and Danny Avella collecting four each. Jacobson had two doubles and added six RBIs in the contest while Avella had a double and four RBIs.
Monmouth used a two-run sixth inning to take a 5-4 lead. Craig Sweeney was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force home the tying run and Grant Lamberton reached on an infield single to score Bamford with the go ahead tally.
Hofstra rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the score with three runs in the second inning, two coming in on a two-run single from Kenny Jackson that knotted the score. Jackson would put the Pride ahead in the fourth with an RBI single that scored Eric Ferguson.
Monmouth would score four times in the eighth and then five times in the ninth to put the game out of reach. Jacobson would deliver a two-run single in the eighth and a two-run double in the ninth.
Jackson led the Pride offense, which did have 14 hits, with three base knocks including a double. The three hits pushed him past the 200-hit plateau (201) in his career, becoming just the eighth Pride player to reach that mark. Matt Ford eclipsed the 200-hit mark earlier this season.
Jeff Singer (4-3) picked up the win for the Hawks, allowing four runs on 11 hits over five innings. Graham Tebbit (1-3) took the loss for the Pride after allowing five runs (three earned) on 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings. Tebbit walked just one batter (an intentional walk) and struck out six.
Hofstra will return to action Friday when it hosts Northeastern in the opener of a three-game Colonial Athletic Association series at 3 p.m. Hofstra was scheduled to play at Marist Wednesday, but that game has been postponed due to weather in Poughkeepsie, NY.