The Seton Hall baseball team was back in action yesterday in Emerson, Georgia to take on the Savannah State Tigers. The Pirates came away with the win in 12 innings by a score of 4-3. The pitching match up was RHP Shane McCarthy for the Pirates against LHP Trevor McKenna for the Tigers.
Savannah State took an early 1-0 lead on a fielders choice. The Pirates would tie the score in the top of the third. Chris Chiaradio would score on a bunt single from Derek Jenkins to tie the game at 1-1. In the top of the fourth the Pirates would take the lead. Ryan Ramiz would score on a fielders choice and the Pirates led 2-1.
The Tigers would reclaim the lead in the bottom half of the inning. Left fielder Khalyd Cox would triple and drive in 2 runs to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead. The score would remain 3-2 until the top of the ninth. Joe Poduslenko would single home Zack Weigel to tie the game 3-3. The game would go on to extra innings.
The Pirates would take the lead in the top of the 12th inning. Rob Dadona would score on an error and the Pirates would take a 4-3 lead. The score would hold and Seton Hall would come away with the win.
Trevor McKenna had a solid start for the Tigers. He threw 7 innings while allowing 2 unearned runs on 5 hits. Rex Davis threw 1 inning and allowing just 1 hit. Ryan McCranie threw 2 innings and allowed a run. Chris Hayes took the loss and fell to 1-1 on the season. He threw 2 innings and allowed 1 unearned run.
Shane McCarthy threw 8 innings while allowing 3 runs on 4 hits while striking out 11. Matt Ardente threw 2/3 of an inning while allowing 0 runs. Sam Burum picked up the win and improved to 1-0 on the season. He threw 2 1/3 innings while allowing 0 runs and just 2 hits. Anthony Pacillo picked up his first save of the season. He allowed 1 hit in the 1 inning he threw.
The Tigers were led by Charles Sikes who had 2 hits on the night. Khalyd Cox had 2 RBI’s for Savannah State. Mendez Elder also had an RBI for the Tigers.
The Pirates were led by Derek Jenkins who had 2 hits and an RBI. Zack Weigel also had 2 hits for Seton Hall. Joe Poduslenko and Chris Chiaradio each had an RBI for the Hall.
With the loss the Tigers fall to 4-11 on the season. With the win the Pirates improve to 7-6 on the season. The Tigers will now face Bowling Green today. The Pirates will face the Iowa Hawkeyes today.
The pitching match up will be LHP Cullen Dana (1-0, 2.45 ERA) for the Pirates against RHP Tyler Peyton (0-2, 4.82 ERA) for Iowa. We will have a full recap of the game today. Make sure to also check out the Seton Hall basketball team in the Big East final against Villanova. We will also have a full recap of that game. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.