Pirates Break Out Brooms…..Again

The Seton Hall Pirates finished off their series with the Manhattan Jaspers with an 8-0 win. The win gave Seton Hall its 3rd sweep of the season. The pitching matchup was Seton Hall RHP Conor Krauss matching up with Manhattan RHP William Fabra. Seton Hall got on the board in the 2nd on an RBI single by right fielder Chris Selden. In the third, third baseman Kyle Grimm grounded into a double play that allowed Zack Weigel to score and make it a 2-0 lead for Seton Hall. From there, pitching was the name of the game as neither team scored until the 7th inning. The Pirates exploded for 5 runs in the inning and got out to a 6-0 lead. In the 8th, Mikael-Ali Mogues scored on a groundout by catcher Alex Falconi. Seton Hall was superb on the mound in this game. Starter Conor Krauss went 4 innings allowing only one hit, and striking out 6. He was followed by Luke Cahill who picked up the win and improved to 3-1 on the season. Cahill went 3 innings while surrendering only 2 hits. Dan Ditusa and Steven Lombardi pitched the final two innings, allowing only a single hit. For Manhattan, starter William Fabra went 5 innings while giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs. Fabra took the loss and fell to 0-3 on the season. For the Pirates, SS D.J. Ruhlman had 3 hits and a run scored. Right fielder Chris Selden had 2 hits and 3 RBI’s to go along with some stellar defense, and first baseman Sal Annunziata had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Center fielder Zack Weigel also had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. For the Jaspers, center fielder Andrew Gorecki had 2 hits. Seton Hall improved to 12-3 on the season, and Manhattan fell to 2-13.

MVP of the weekend: Shortstop D.J. Ruhlman 6 hits, 2 RBI’s, walk off single on Saturday

Outstanding Pitching Performance: RHP Josh Prevost complete game shutout (1st career), 6 K’s, only 4 hits allowed

Number of the Weekend: 3, 3rd time Seton Hall has swept a series this season (Feb. 22-23 at Richmond, Feb. 28-March 2 at Arizona)

The Pirates will be back in action on Wednesday at Owen T. Carroll Field to take on the Peacocks of St. Peters. The Jaspers are back in action on Saturday in Hamden, Connecticut to take on Quinnipiac in a double header. We will have a full recap of the game on Wednesday against St. Peters. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.

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