For the first time in its program’s history, the Hofstra Pride baseball team earned a spot in an NCAA Regional game, where they fell, 15-4, against No. 10 North Carolina on Friday afternoon in Chapel Hill.  

Santino Rosso hit two home runs among his three hits on the day for the Pride and Mac Horvath also hit a pair of homers for the Tar Heels.

The Pride got on the board first off a solo home run by Kevin Bruggeman just three batters into the contest. The Tar heels responded swiftly with Horvath smacking one of their five homers on the day to tie the game 1-1.

In the third inning, with the score tied at 2-2, North Carolina began to pull away, off a two-run homer by Horvath to make the score 4-2 and they never looked back.

In the seventh inning alone, the Tar Heels mustered up seven runs to bring the score to 13-3 in their favor and added two more in the eighth to close out the game.

This loss snaps the Pride’s (30-22) nine-game win streak as North Carolina (39-19) has won eight in a row.

Hofstra will play the loser of Georgia and VCU in an elimination game Saturday at 1 p.m.

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