Williamsburg, VA - Robbie Cafiero delivered a two-run double in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie and put Hofstra ahead to stay and David D’Errico allowed three runs over six innings as the Pride defeated William & Mary, 7-4, in game two of a doubleheader at Plumeri Park. The Tribe won game one, 12-1.
Hofstra is 17-16 on the season and 5-6 in the Colonial Athletic Association following the split. William & Mary is 26-15 overall and 10-3 in CAA play.
Cafiero’s double scored Ryan Donovan and TJ Ehrsam to put the Pride ahead, 3-1. After William & Mary got back within one, the Pride responded with a run in the sixth on a David Leiderman RBI single to go up 4-2. William & Mary again pulled within one in the bottom of the sixth as Kevin Casey homered, but Brad Witkowski had a two run single in the seventh and the Pride would add a run in the eighth on an error to go ahead by a 7-3 score. Nick Thompson hit a solo home run in the ninth for William & Mary to close out the scoring.
D’Errico (2-2) allowed seven hits and just two earned runs in his six-inning stint and did not walk a batter. Brett Schreiber pitched the final three innings to pick up his school record eighth save of the season. Witkowski, Matt Ford and David Leiderman each had two hits for the Pride.
John Sheehan (4-3) took the loss for the Tribe, allowing seven runs on 11 hits over 7 1/3 innings. Casey, Thompson and Kevin Nutter each had three hits for the Tribe.
In the opener Jason Inghram (8-1) allowed an unearned run on six hits over eight innings and Ryan Hissey and Charley Gould each hit two home runs and drove in five runs to lead the Tribe to a 12-1 victory. Cafiero had two hits for the Pride and Mike Friel delivered a RBI single in the seventh to account for Hofstra’s only run. Alec Eisenberg (1-4) took the loss for the Pride after allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits over six innings.
The teams conclude their series Sunday at 1 p.m.