Dover, DE - Hofstra scored eight runs in the top of the ninth inning to snap a 3-3 tie and posted an 11-3 win over Delaware State Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field.
Hofstra, which took two of three games from the Hornets, improves to 13-12 on the season. Delaware State falls to 15-12-1.
Hofstra had trailed 3-2 going into the seventh inning, but the Pride manufactured a run as Austin Nyman singled and went to third on a throwing error. Following a walk to Taylor Stuart, the pair attempted a double steal. Stuart was out at second, but Nyman came in with the tying run.
After a scoreless eighth, Hofstra erupted for eight runs in the ninth, bashing 10 hits and sending 13 men to the plate. The Pride scored seven of the runs with two outs. Nyman singled to lead off the inning and went to second on a sacrifice. Danny Poma then singled in Nyman with the go-ahead run. After a second out was recorded, the Pride had three RBI doubles in a row from Jared Hammer, Kenny Jackson and Kevin Flynn to make it 7-3. Chris Nardo then came up as a pinch hitter and crushed a two-run home run for a 9-3 advantage. Stuart would add a two-run single later in the inning to close out the scoring.
Poma finished 4-for-6 on the day with an RBI and three runs scored, while Nyman was 4-for-4 with three runs. Hammer and Jackson each added three hits on the day as the Pride recorded 18 in the contest.
Elliott Gardner (2-5) took the loss, allowing seven hits and six runs in 1 2/3 innings of work.
Hofstra is back in action on Wednesday when it hosts Albany at 3 p.m.