The Seton Hall Pirates got back to work with an 11-3 victory over St. Peters at Owen T. Carroll Field today. The win was the 2,000th in the history of the program. After the games scheduled for Tuesday, and Wednesday the Pirates avenged an earlier loss to the Peacocks. The pitching matchup was LHP Anthony Pacillo (0-0) for Seton Hall matching up with RHP Kevin Croucher (0-0) for St. Peters. The Pirates wasted little time in getting on the board. Left fielder Zack Weigel led off the bottom of the first with a double, and after a balk advanced him to third, right fielder Chris Selden singled to bring him home. The Pirates scored 3 runs overall in the inning, highlighted by a triple from third baseman Tyler Boyd. The Pirates added 3 runs in the second, and another run in the fourth to make it a 7-0 lead. The Pirates put up 2 more runs in the 6th, and 2 in the 7th. The 7th was highlighted by an double from John Beaubien that plated 2 runs. The Peacocks were held off of the board until the 8th. Left fielder Chris Hugg’s double scored 2 runs, and designated hitter Jim Smith’s single made it an 11-3 game. The score would hold, and the Pirates picked up their 16th win of the season. The win improved the Pirates record to 16-4 on the season, while St. Peters fell to 5-16. Anthony Pacillo picked up his first win of the year, and Kevin Croucher was handed his first loss. Pacillo went 7.2 innings, allowing 8 hits and 3 runs, while striking out 4. The Pirates were led by designated hitter Mikael-Ali Mogues, and left fielder Zack Weigel who each had 3 hits. Mogues and John Beaubien each had 2 RBI’s and Tyler Boyd had 3 RBI’s. Center fielder Derek Jenkins and Weigel each scored 3 runs. The Peacocks were led by left fielder Chris Hugg who had 3 hits and 2 RBI’s.
The Pirates will be back in action tomorrow to take on the Iona Gaels. We will have a full recap of that game when it goes final. We would also like to again congratulate the entire Seton Hall program, past and present on the 2,000 wins. Until next time, Hazard Zet Forward.