Hempstead, NY - David D'Errico scattered six hits over 7 1/3 innings, allowing two runs, as Hofstra continued its winning streak with a 9-2 victory over Northeastern at Friedman Diamond Friday afternoon.
The win, Hofstra's ninth straight, upped the Pride's record to 14-16, 4-6 in the Colonial Athletic Association. Northeastern fell to 16-13, 5-8 in the CAA. The nine-game winning streak is one shy of the longest in school history.
The Huskies touched up D'Errico for a pair of first inning runs as the junior hit Aaron Barbosa to lead off the inning and Brad Burcroff followed with a triple. Jason Vosler then knocked in the second run with a grounder to second.
The Pride would take the lead for good in the fourth, scoring four runs. Husky starter Nick Cubarney walked the bases loaded and Chris Nardo then reached on an error to make it a 2-1 game. TJ Ehrsam then looped a single to left that drove in the tying run. Taylor Stuart then reached on another error in the inning, this one with two outs, that allowed the go-ahead run to score. Robbie Cafiero then singled through the right side that plated Nardo for the fourth run, but Ehrsam was thrown out at home on the play.
In the sixth, Hofstra tacked on a run with a bit of small ball as Nardo walked, stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch. Ehrsam then put down an excellent suicide squeeze bunt that made it a 5-2 game.
Hofstra got another run in the seventh as Stuart doubled and came in to score on a fielder's choice grounder from Kenny Jackson. The Pride would close the scoring with three runs in the ninth as Jackson, Matt Reistetter and Joe Perez drove in runs.
D'Errico improved to 2-1 on the year and Brett Schreiber picked up his third save with 1 2/3 innings of two-hit relief. D'Errico gave up four hits in the first two innings, and then went five innings without allowing a hit, retiring 13 straight batters before a hit batsman in the seventh.
Cafiero and Reistetter finished with two hits each for the Pride with Reistetter extending his hitting streak to 13 games.
Cubarney suffered his first loss of the year, slipping to 3-1. Burcroff finished with four hits on the afternoon for the Huskies.
The teams continue their series Saturday at 1 p.m.