Pirates Halt Hoosiers

The Seton Hall baseball team was back in action today as they took on the Indiana Hoosiers in Port Charlotte, Florida. The Pirates were looking to make it two wins against Indiana this season. The Pirates would deliver a 6-4 win over the Hoosiers. The pitching match up was RHP Chris Morris for the Pirates against RHP Evan Bell for Indiana.

The Hoosiers would get on the board in the bottom of the first. Center fielder Craig Dedelow would single and score Alex Krupa to give Indiana a 1-0 lead. The score would remain 1-0 until the bottom of the third. Luke Miller would hit an RBI single to give IU a 2-0 lead. Isaiah Pasteur would add an RBI single of his own to increase the lead to 3-0.

The Pirates would finally get on the board in the top of the sixth. Ryan Ramiz would single home Joe Poduslenko to cut the lead to 3-1. The Pirates would have a big top of the seventh. Derek Jenkins would hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 3-2. Mike Caputo would then score on a fielders choice to tie the game at 3. Mikael-Ali Mogues would then single to give the Pirates a 4-3 lead.

The Pirates held their 4-3 lead until the bottom of the ninth. Austin Cangelosi would triple with one out. Scotty Bradley would then single and tie the game up at 4-4. The Pirates would take the lead in the top of the 10th. Mike Alescio would score on a throwing error to give Seton Hall a 5-4 lead. Sebastiano Santorelli would score on a bunt to give the Hall a 6-4 lead. The Pirates would hold that lead and win 6-4.

The starter, Evan Bell pitched very well in this game. He threw 6 innings while allowing 1 run on 7 hits. Jonathan Stiever game up 3 unearned runs in 1 inning. Jake Kelzer took the loss and fell to 0-2 on the season. He threw 3 innings while allowing 1 earned run on 4 hits.

Chris Morris threw 5 innings while allowing 3 runs on 6 hits. Sam Burum threw 1 1/3 innings while allowing 1 hit. Matt Leon threw 2 innings allowing 1 run on 4 hits. Anthony Pacillo picked up the win and improved to 2-0 on the season. He threw 1 2/3 innings while allowing just 1 hit.

The Hoosiers had a number of solid contributors. Isaiah Pasteur, Craig Dedelow, and Luke Miller each had 2 hits and an RBI. Scotty Bradley also had an RBI for Indiana. Tony Butler had 2 hits for the Hoosiers.

The Pirates were led by Mikael-Ali Mogues and Ryan Ramiz each had 3 hits and an RBI. Mike Alescio and Mike Caputo each had 3 hits for Seton Hall. Chris Chiaradio, Derek Jenkins, and Jackson Martin all had an RBI.

With the loss the Hoosiers fall to 2-7 on the season. With the win the Pirates improve to 5-6 on the year. The Hoosiers will now take on Butler in Port Charlotte in the finale of the Snowbird Classic. The Pirates will head back to New Jersey for their home opener on Wednesday against the NJIT Highlanders.

We will have full coverage of the game on Wednesday against NJIT. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.

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