Seton Hall will finally have its home opener tomorrow against the Manhattan College Jaspers. The pitching matchup for the first game of the series will be RHP Josh Prevost for the Pirates going up against RHP Joey Rocchietti for Manhattan. Prevost has been Mr. Consistency this year for the Pirates, posting a 4-0 record with a 2.40 ERA. Prevost has struck out 26 batters and walked only 4, for a 6.5:1 strikeout to walk ratio. Seton Hall is coming off some impressive offensive performances, scoring 37 runs in the series against the James Madison Dukes. The Pirates have been led by SS D.J. Ruhlman, who has 20 hits and 13 runs scored this year. Third baseman Kyle Grimm and first baseman Sal Annunziata are right behind with 19 hits apiece. Grimm is tied with right fielder Chris Selden for most runs scored with 15. Annunziata leads in several offensive categories. He leads the team in doubles (8) and RBI’s (15), and is second in total bases with 27. Tyler Boyd, Mikael-Ali Mogues, and Ruhlman are all tied for the lead in homeruns with 2 apiece.
Manhattan has gotten off to a tough start, going 2-10 through their first 12. The Pirates have gotten off to a hot start this season, going 9-3 on the road. They will hope to carry that momentum into their first game at Owen T. Carroll Field. First pitch is scheduled for 4:15. We will have a full recap of the game tomorrow night, as well as a recap of the Seton Hall vs. Providence game in the Big East tournament. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward. Go Pirates!