Hempstead, NY - Hofstra recorded a season-high 25 hits and 24 runs, scoring in every inning, as it ran its winning streak to seven games with a 24-1 victory over the New York Institute of Technology Tuesday afternoon at University Field.
Every Pride starter had at least one hit and senior right fielder Danny Poma went 6-for-6 with two home runs, four runs scored and four RBIs. The six-hit game was the first of his career. Joe Burg (2-0) went five innings and allowed one run on four hits.
Hofstra (18-12) scored four times in the first inning as junior second baseman Matt Ford had a two-run double and senior third baseman T.J. Thomas hit his fourth home run of the season. The Pride would add a run in the second on junior shortstop Dalton Rouleau's sacrifice fly.
The Pride then scored three times in the third. Sophomore left fielder Kenny Jackson had an RBI single, sophomore designated hitter Bryan Verbitsky drew a bases loaded walk and junior center fielder hit the first of two sacrifice flies on the day.
Hofstra would put the game out of reach with six runs in the fourth. Poma had a two-run homer, Jackson a two-run single, Verbitsky an RBI single and Nyman's second sac fly of the day to make it a 14-0 game.
NYIT (2-20) got on the board in the fifth as Nick Sebastian walked and Robert Loftus singled to put men on first and second. Steven McNamara then came through with a RBI single to put the Bears on the board.
Rouleau and Ford each had three hits on the day, while junior first baseman Jared Hammer, Jackson, Thomas, Verbitsky and Nyman each had two hits. Verbitsky finished with four RBIs, while Nyman, Jackson and Thomas each contributed three.
The Bears recorded just five hits on the day with Joey LaCugna getting two of them.
NYIT starter John Duggan (1-3) took the loss, allowing seven runs on seven hits in two innings.
The 25 hits were the most for the Pride since a 28-hit showing on May 10, 2009 at Norfolk State. The 24 runs were the most since a 22-11 win over NYIT on April 6, 2010.
Hofstra is next in action at St. John's tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m.