The Seton Hall Pirates opened up this weekend with a 3-0 win over Cornell. Seton Hall came within 2 outs of a no hitter. The pitching match up was RHP Zach Prendergrast for Seton Hall against LHP Michael Byrne for Cornell. Seton Hall struck first in the second inning with an RBI single by Mike Caputo. The Pirates tacked on 2 more runs in the 5th with an RBI single from Kyle Grimm that plated 2 runs. The score would hold and the Pirates picked up their first win of the young season.
The Pirates were led by Kyle Grimm and Mike Caputo who had 2 hits apiece. Jordan Winawer had the lone hit for Cornell in the 9th inning. The story of the game though, was the pitching performances for Seton Hall. Prendergrast was masterful, going 7 innings while allowing 0 hits and striking out 6. Sam Burum came in and threw another 1.1 scoreless innings, and Anthony Elia came through with the final 2 outs. Prendegrast picked up the win to improve his record to 1-0, and Michael Byrne dropped to 0-2.
The Pirates are back in action today for a double header. They will take on the #1 ranked Virginia Cavaliers at 3, and the Hartford Hawks at 7. In the first game it will LHP Anthony Pacillo for the Pirates against RHP Connor Jones for the Cavaliers. In the nightcap, it will be RHP Luke Cahill for Seton Hall against RHP Sam McKay for Hartford. We will have a full recap of the games. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.