The Seton Hall Pirates played a double header on Saturday, looking to bounce back from their defeat on Friday. Unfortunately, the Pirates were swept in the double header by scores of 10-4 and 9-5. In the first game LHP Anthony Elia took the mound for the Hall and RHP Benton Moss went for the Tar Heels.
The Pirates got out to a quick start with an RBI double from Sal Annunziata to make it 1-0. The Tar Heels answered in the bottom half of the inning with an RBI single from Adrian Chacon and an error by Kyle Grimm which made the score 2-1 UNC.
The game remained 2-1 until the bottom of the third when North Carolina broke the game open. Tyler Ramirez got the scoring started with an RBI double, and Adrian Chacon picked up his second RBI with another single to make it 4-1. Logan Warmoth then singled through the left side and plated 2 more runs to make it a 6-1 game. RBI singles from Zack Gahagan and Wood Myers made it an 8-1 lead, and a sac fly from Skye Bolt ended the scoring.
The Pirates got back on the board in the top of the 4th with an RBI single from Chris Chiaradio. They added another run in the 7th on an RBI single from Kyle Grimm. In the 8th, Alex Falconi added an RBI single as well. UNC added one more run in the 7th on a Seton Hall error to make the final score 10-4. Anthony Elia took the loss, giving up 8 earned runs in just 3 innings. Benton Moss picked up his first win of the season, giving up only 2 runs in 5 innings.
In game 2, it was LHP Anthony Pacillo for Seton Hall against RHP J.B. Bukauskas for UNC. Once again, Seton Hall got on the board in the first with an RBI groundout from Sal Annunziata. It remained 1-0 until the bottom of the 4th. Joe Dudek doubled to left center to plate 2 runs and give UNC a 2-1 lead. Tyler Ramirez then singled in the bottom of the 5th and plated 2 more runs to give the Tar Heels a 4-1 lead. RBI singles from Landon Lassiter in the 6th and Joe Dudek in the 7th made it 6-1 UNC. North Carolina added 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th to take a 9-1 lead into the 9th inning. Seton Hall loaded the bases and Tyler Boyd cleared them with a double to left field to make it 9-4. An RBI single from Ryan Ramiz made it 9-5, the score would hold and the Pirates fell to 0-3 on the year.
Anthony Pacillo took the loss giving up 4 earned runs in 4.1 innings. J.B. Bukauskas picked up the win giving up just 1 run in 5 innings. The Pirates fell to 0-3 on the year and the Tar Heels improved to 3-0.
MVP of the Weekend: Tyler Boyd- Boyd had 3 hits and 3 RBI’s for the Hall this weekend.
Pitching Performance of the Weekend: Matt Leon- The freshman got it done this weekend. Leon came on in relief and pitched 4 innings while giving up no runs.
Number of the Week: 8.67- The Pirates allowed about 8 and a half runs per game in the 3 games this weekend.
The Pirates will be back in action this weekend in Norfolk, Virginia to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs in a 3 game series. The Pirates will be looking to get back on track, and we will have full coverage of all 3 games. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.