Coral Gables, FL - David D'Errico pitched six innings of five-hit ball and Jeff Guthridge went the final three innings without allowing a hit as the Pride upset #14 Miami, 5-0, at Alex Rodriguez Park Sunday afternoon. The win represents the highest-ranked opponent that Hofstra has ever beaten, eclipsing #15 Old Dominion, which the Pride defeated on April 7, 2006.

Hofstra improves to 12-29 with the win, while Miami drops to 31-16.

The Pride scored the only run they would need in the second as Jared Hammer led off the inning with a double down the right field line and following a strikeout, Joe Perez also doubled down the line in right to put the Pride out in front. Hofstra scored a second run in the fifth as Logan Davis reached on an error and went to second on a sacrifice bunt. An infield out moved him to third before Hammer singled to short to make it 2-0.

Hofstra extended the lead to 3-0 in the seventh as Matt Ford walked and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Matt Reistetter then singled to center to drive in Ford. The Pride added two runs in the eighth as Hammer collected his third hit of the day, a single, and came around to score on Joe Perez ' team-high eighth home run of the year.

D'Errico (5-5) allowed just three hits through the first six innings before surrendering two singles to start the seventh. Guthridge then came on and escaped the jam by inducing double play and then striking out Stephen Perez. After a 1-2-3 eighth, Guthridge walked Nathan Melendres to start the ninth. But he again got a double play and after another walk, induced a fielder's choice grounder to earn his third save.

Miami starter E.J. Encinosa (4-4) took the loss after allowing four hits, three walks and three runs (two earned) in 6 1/3 innings.

Hammer finished three-for-four on the day with an RBI and two runs scored, while Perez had two hits and three RBIs. Scott A'Hara also had two hits on the afternoon.

Hofstra returns to action this Thursday at Virginia Commonwealth. First pitch is set for 11:30 a.m.