Hofstra falls to 11-28 with the loss, while the Hurricanes improve to 30-15.
Miami jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning as Rony Rodriguez led off with a home run and Stephen Perez delivered a two-out RBI double. The Pride cut the lead in half in the third after Dylan Nasiatka and Matt Reistetter put together back-to-back doubles off of Hurricanes starter Bryan Radziewski.
But Miami countered with two runs in the bottom of the third. Zeke DeVoss led off with a walk and went to second on Nathan Meledres' single. Then on a double steal attempt Reistetter's throw was wild, allowing DeVoss to score and Melendres to advance to third. Rodriguez then knocked in Miami's fourth run of the game with a single through the left side.
The Hurricanes broke the game open in the fifth, sending 10 men to the plate and scoring six times. The Pride should have been out of the inning after allowing just two runs, but an error by pitcher Brett Schreiber prolonged the inning and Miami would tack on four unearned runs. Miami would add two more runs in the sixth on a solo home run by Chantz Mack and an RBI double by Cade Kreuter.
The Pride would rally for three runs in the seventh to make it 12-4. Logan Davis reached on an infield single and Nasiatka followed with a walk. A wild pitch moved both runners up a base and Reistetter knocked home his second run of the night with a single. Poma then reached on an infield single that drove in Nasiatka. Two batters later, Jared Hammer plated Reistetter, and extended his hitting streak to 11 games, with a single to make it 12-4.
Miami would push four more runs across in the eight with Perez delivering the big hit, a bases loaded double that drove home three runs. Perez finished the night four-for-five with five RBIs. Rodriguez was three-for-three with three RBIs. Radziewski improved to 7-2, allowing five hits over six innings with four strikeouts.
Hofstra starter Rob Kumbatovic (1-8) allowed nine hits and seven runs (four earned) with four strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. Reistetter finished two-for-three with two RBIs, while Nasiatka scored two runs.
Game two of the series will take place Saturday night at 7 p.m.