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Hofstra baseball’s season ends after first round loss in NCAA Tourney

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Hofstra’s impressive season has come to end.

After Frank Catalanotto, a former New York Met and Smithtown native, took over the program this past year he brought the team to new heights.

His squad finished the regular season 30-23 and became CAA champs after defeating Northeastern in the championship game, 7-6.

The win earned the Pride the program’s first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. To get some perspective, Hofstra baseball team was formed in 1938. It was also the team’s first winning season since since 2012.

The team’s journey came to end on Saturday after losing in the NCAA Regional in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to the Georgia Bulldogs, 24-1.

“Champions are remembered forever!” Catalanotto tweeted after the season ended. “Thank you to our incredible group for everything they gave us this season. A season to remember. A team we will never forget.”

Read more about the team’s CAA Championship below.

Top: Hofstra baseball at the NCAA Regionals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Credit: GoHofstra.com)