Hempstead, NY - John Tiedemann allowed eight hits and two runs over eight innings and Danny Poma went 4-for-5, setting the school single season hit record, as Hofstra posted a 10-2 win over Northeastern in a Colonial Athletic Association game Saturday afternoon.
The Pride improve to 27-18 overall and 15-8 in the CAA. The 27 wins tie the school record for victories in a season. Northeastern falls to 18-24, 8-15 in league play.
Hofstra opened the scoring in the second as Jared Hammer led off the inning with his fourth home run of the season to right field.
Northeastern took the lead in the fourth, 2-1, on a two-run single by Jon Leroux. But Hofstra answered back in the bottom of the inning as Kenny Jackson, who drove in both runs with a double to left field for a 3-2 Pride lead.led off with a single, his school record 83rd base hit of the year. A double by Hammer put runners on second and third for
The Pride scored three runs in the fifth thanks to two errors by the Huskies and then added two more runs in the sixth for an 8-2 advantage. Poma had an RBI single in the sixth, while second run scored on another Northeastern error.
Tiedemann (6-3) struck out five, walked one and hit three batters, but was aided by three of Hofstra's four double plays on the day. Cody Normand pitched a scoreless ninth, allowing an infield single before ending the game with a double play grounder as well.
Nick Berger allowed 12 hits and eight runs in 5 2/3 innings, but only three of the runs were earned thanks to six errors from his defense.
In addition to Poma, Hofstra got three hits and two RBIs from Hammer and two hits from both Stuart and Kevin Flynn.
John Puttress and Jason Vosler both had two hits for the Huskies, with Vosler tallying a double for the only extra base hit on the day for Northeastern.
The series continues tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. with Dave Jesch on the hill for the Pride. He will be opposed by reigning CAA Pitcher of the Week Nick Ferguson.