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Hofstra scores 13 in ninth before losing in 10 innings

Hofstra infielder David Leiderman (24) is thrown out

Hofstra infielder David Leiderman (24) is thrown out at first base by UCLA catcher Justin Hazard (28) in the fourth inning of a game at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: AP / Jayne Kamin-Oncea

Yogi Berra would be proud.

Showing it truly ain't over till it's over, the Hofstra baseball team rallied for 13 runs in the bottom of the ninth Sunday to force extra innings.

And even after Towson scored four runs in the top of the 10th and retired two of the first three Hofstra hitters in the bottom of the inning, the Pride scored three runs and had the winning run on base before Towson escaped with a 20-19 victory.

David Leiderman had a pair of two-run doubles in the ninth, the second of which came with two outs and tied the score at 16. Brett Johnson hit a three-run homer and Mat Anunziata also had a two-run double in the ninth.

Hofstra (11-19, 3-9 CAA) trailed 12-1 after the top of the fifth. Chris Henze drove in nine runs for Towson (9-23-1, 4-8 CAA).

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