HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The William and Mary baseball team defeated Hofstra, 11-0, in game two of its doubleheader Friday afternoon from University Field. Behind senior RHP Matt Davenport's complete-game shutout the College raced out to an early lead and never looked back as it captured the game-two victory in dominating fashion. With the win, the Tribe improves to 31-24 on the year and 12-17 in CAA action, while Hofstra falls to 32-20 overall and 19-10 in league play.
Davenport (7-5) was outstanding on the bump for W&M. The Chesapeake, Va., native went the distance, allowing no runs on five hits, while fanning a career-high 12 batters. In all, it was Davenport's sixth complete game of the season and number eight for his career. Hofstra's junior RHP John Tiedemann (7-4) took the loss.
Sophomore third baseman Ryan Lindemuth went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, three runs scored and a home run to lead the Tribe. Freshman first baseman Michael Katz was 3-for-5 with two runs batted in and run scored, while senior left fielder Tadd Bower tallied two RBIs in three at bats. Senior designated hitter Sean Aiken recorded three hits and an RBI, while junior shortstop Ryan Williams finished the afternoon with one hit, one RBI and a run scored. Senior right fielder Stephen Arcure went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Junior center fielder Ryan Brown rounded out the effort with two hits, two runs scored and a run batted in. In all, the College pounded out 14 hits in game-two.
The College struck first as it plated a pair of runs in the first inning. Nutter led off the contest with a hit by the pitch. Lindemuth followed with a home run to left center field as W&M raced out to an early, 2-0 lead.
W&M kept the early momentum rolling as it scored a trio of runs in the top half of the second. With one out and the bases loaded, Lindemuth drove in Forsten from third on a single to right field. Brown scored the College's second run of the frame after he raced home after a Tiedemann wild pitch. With one out and the bases still loaded, the Green and Gold's third run of the frame culminated after Hofstra's freshman reliever Dave Jesch belted Williams. As a result, Nutter advanced home from third, giving W&M a 5-0 advantage.
In the top of the fourth, W&M pushed across two more runs and extended the margin to 7-0. Lindemuth led off the frame ripping a double to center field. He later scored the College's sixth run of the afternoon after Katz connected on a single through the middle of the infield. With one out and Katz on third, Bower plated the freshman first baseman with a sacrifice fly out to right field.
For the third time of game-two, the Green and Gold once again scored two runs in a frame. This time, W&M plated a pair of runs in the fifth. A Katz single down the left field line drove in Brown as the College went ahead, 8-0. Aiken pushed across Williams for the inning's second run with a sacrifice fly out to center field as the Green and Gold took a commanding, 9-0, lead.
The Green and Gold extended the stranglehold to 10-0 in the sixth. With one out, a Brown single to left center field off of Hofstra's junior RHP John Krause plated Arcure.
In the top of the seventh, Bower tacked on run number 11 after he drove in Williams with a sacrifice fly out to center field.