The Seton Hall Pirates were in action today in Princeton, NJ to take on the Princeton University Tigers. The Pirates came away with a 13-6 win, and head into BIG EAST play with a 20-5 record. The pitching matchup was LHP Anthony Pacillo (1-0) for Seton Hall against RHP Luke Strieber (0-2) for Princeton. The Pirates got on the board in the first inning. Third baseman Tyler Boyd singled to center field, which brought home Zack Weigel and Derek Jenkins. The game remained 2-0 until the 6th inning. After a Tyler Boyd double, and a Sal Annunziata single, designated hitter Mikael-Ali Mogues flew out to left field which allowed Boyd to score. Later in the inning, right fielder John Beaubien flied out to right field which allowed Annunziata to score and make it a 4-0 lead. The Pirates added two more in the 7th on a sac fly from Weigel, and an RBI single from Boyd. In the 8th, a wild pitch allowed SS Joe Poduslenko to score and make it a 7-0 lead. The Tigers got on the board in the 8th, and made it a game. RBI singles from second baseman Danny Hoy, and center fielder Alec Keller highlighted a 6 run inning and brought the Tigers to within a run. But, the Pirates answered in the top of the 9th, with 6 runs of their own. The 6 run inning was highlighted by a 2 run single from Sal Annunziata. Anthony Pacillo turned in his best start of the season. The lefty went 7 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit and one walk while striking out 8. He improved to 2-0 on the year. Dan Ditusa pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Pirates. Luke Strieber took the loss and fell to 0-3. The Pirates were led by Tyler Boyd who had 3 hits and 4 RBI’s. Sal Annunziata had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Derek Jenkins and Joe Poduslenko each had 2 hits and scored 3 runs. For Princeton, catcher Brett Geren had a hit, scored a run, and had an RBI. The loss drops the Tigers to 7-12 on the season.
The Pirates are back in action this weekend in Indianapolis, Indian to take on the Butler University Bulldogs. The Bulldogs come in with a record of 11-16 in their first year in the BIG EAST. We will have a full recap of Friday’s game when it goes final. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.