Pirates Take Down The Wildcats

The Seton Hall Pirates opened up a 3 game weekend series in Tucson, Arizona against the #22 Arizona Wildcats with a 9-1 victory. The Pirates ace RHP Josh Prevost faced off against the Wildcats’ RHP James Farris. Prevost turned in another masterful performance, going 8 innings while striking out 7 and scattering 5 hits. Prevost improves to 3-0 with wins over Richmond, Oklahoma, and Arizona. Seton Hall continued the glorious trend of scoring in the 1st inning by putting up 4 runs on the board. Designated hitter Tyler Boyd cleared the bases with a triple, while shortstop D.J. Ruhlman brought home Boyd with an RBI single. Seton Hall first baseman Sal Annunziata continued to swing a hot bat by going 3-5 with 2 runs scored. Third baseman Kyle Grimm, catcher Dillon Hamlin, and Boyd all had 2 hits in the Pirates’ first win over a ranked team this season. Hamlin also contributed 2 RBI’s in the 9th on a triple off of Arizona pitcher Tyger Talley. The only run for Arizona came on an RBI single in the 5th by Jordan Berger. Sam Burum pitched a scoreless 9th for the Pirates who improved to 5-3 on the season, and Arizona fell to 6-3. The Pirates will be back in action March 1 against the same Arizona Wildcats, with LHP Anthony Elia (1-1) of the Pirates, squaring off against Arizona RHP Cody Hamlin (2-0) who is coming off a complete game against Alcorn State. After a sweep of Richmond, and a win over Arizona it looks like Seton Hall could be nationally ranked at some point this season, and is looking more and more like the front runners in a very competitive Big East Conference. Until next time, Hazard Zet Forward.

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