Hempstead, NY - T.J. Thomas went 3-for-4 with two three-run home runs, Dalton Rouleau was 3-for-5 with two doubles and a home runs and Kevin Flynn was 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead the Pride past NYIT, 19-6, Tuesday afternoon at University Field. Hofstra collected six home runs in the game, a season-high.

The win improves Hofstra's record to 22-17, while NYIT falls to 3-30. The win was Hofstra's second over the Bears this season after a 24-1 victory on April 10.

Hofstra freshman pitcher Brendan Mulligan (1-0) got the win in his first career start. The left-hander allowed four hits and three earned in 3 2/3 innings of work and struck out two batters.

The Pride snapped a 3-3 tie in the third with a six-run inning. Rouleau led off the frame with a long home run to centerfield, his third of the year. Danny Poma followed with a single and stole second. Matt Ford then singled to left field and took second on the throw as Poma scored to make it 5-3. A Jared Hammer single put runners on the corners and Kenny Jackson delivered an RBI groundout to make it 6-3. Three batters later, Thomas came up with runners on the corners and blasted his fifth round-tripper of the season to centerfield for a 9-3 Pride advantage.

The Bears got a run back in the fourth without the benefit of a hit as Mulligan walked the bases loaded and Gregg Lettini entered in relief and hit Robert Loftus with a pitch to make it a 9-4 game.

The Pride would get two runs in the fifth on Bryan Verbitsky's two run home run, his third of the year. Hofstra would blow the game open with a six-run sixth, capped off by Thomas' second three-run home run of the game, that made it 17-5. Hofstra would add two more runs in the seventh on a two-run blast from Hammer.

Eight of Hofstra's nine starters collected hits in the game with Poma, Ford, Hammer and Verbitsky all recording two-hit games. Kenny Jackson had a solo home run for the Pride in the first inning. Verbitsky and Hammer would drive in three runs each for the Pride on the day.

Dan Lackner had a two-run home run for NYIT. Steve McNamara had two of the Bears' eight hits in the contest.

James Moussa took the loss for NYIT and fell to 1-3. He allowed seven hits and six runs in 1 2/3 innings of work.

Hofstra had 18 hits on the day and the relief work of Lettini, John Krause, Andrew Barbarino and Nick Kozlowski limited the Bears to four hits and two runs over the final 5 1/3 innings.

Hofstra is back in action this weekend in a crucial CAA series at Delaware. The Pride and the Blue Hens are currently tied for third place in the CAA standings.