Hempstead, NY - Hofstra starter Nick Kozlowski fanned seven hitters over five innings, allowing three hits and no runs as Hofstra posted a 6-2 win over Farmingdale State Wednesday afternoon at University Field.
The Pride snapped a five-game losing streak with the win, improving to 4-11 overall. The Rams fell to 5-7 with the loss.
Hofstra scored all it would need in the third as it put up a trio of unearned runs against FSU starter Alex Weingarten. Taylor Stuart started the rally with a one out single and stole second. He would advance to third on a single by Chris Nardo. Kenny Jackson followed with a potential double play grounder that Nardo beat at second. The throw to first was errant, but bounced quickly back to Farmingdale first baseman Ron Remi, who got Stuart in a rundown. Eventually obstruction was called, allowing Stuart to score with Nardo on third and Jackson at second. Joe Perez grounded out to score Nardo and Jared Hammer singled in the third run before the Rams could escape the inning.
The Rams would finally get to Hofstra in the eighth as Tom Rydzewski, David Zilnicki and Anthony Alvino led off with consecutive singles that resulted in one run and later Remi would be hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in a second run.
The Rams did manage 10 hits off six Pride pitchers, while Hofstra recorded eight hits against six Farmingdale pitchers.
Kozlowski improved to 1-0 on the year, while Weingarten fell to 0-2.
Hammer was the only Pride player with two hits, while Nyman scored two runs.
Rydzewski, Alvino and Remi each had two hits for the Rams.
Hofstra is back in action this weekend when it hosts Towson in a Colonial Athletic Association series beginning Friday at 3 p.m.