The Seton Hall Pirates baseball team took on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday in Emerson, Georgia. The Pirates were looking to make it 2 in a row down south. The pitching match up was LHP Cullen Dana for the Pirates against RHP Tyler Peyton for the Hawkeyes. The Pirates would end up taking home the win by a score of 7-1.
The Pirates jumped on top in the first inning. Mikael-Ali Mogues kicked things off with an RBI single to give the Hall a 1-0 lead. Later in the inning, Brett Fontenelli homered to drive in 3 runs and give Seton Hall a 4-0 lead.
The score remained 4-0 until the top of the sixth. Ryan Ramiz would hit a sac fly and increase the lead to 5-0. In the top of the seventh the Pirates added 2 more runs. Chris Chiaradio scored on a wild pitch and Mike Alescio scored on a fielder’s choice to give the Hall a 7-0 lead.
The Hawkeyes would get on the board in the bottom half of the seventh. Tyler Peyton scored on a fielder’s choice to cut the lead to 7-1. However, that is as close as they would get and the Pirates would defeat Iowa 7-1.
Tyler Peyton took the loss for Iowa and fell to 0-3 on the season. He tossed 5 innings while allowing 4 runs on 5 hits. Ryan Erickson threw 3 innings while allowing 2 earned runs on 1 hit. Shane Ritter threw one inning and did not surrender a run.
Cullen Dana picked up the win for the Pirates and improved to 2-0 on the season. He threw 7 innings while allowing 1 run on 6 hits. Zach Schellenger threw 2 innings while allowing 0 runs and just 2 hits.
The Hawkeyes were led by Austin Guzzo who had a hit and an RBI. Tyler Peyton added 2 hits on the day for Iowa. He also scored the lone run for Iowa.
The Pirates were led by Brett Fontenelli who had 3 RBI’s on the day. Derek Jenkins, Mikael-Ali Mogues, and Ryan Ramiz each had an RBI.
With the loss the Hawkeyes fall to 4-8 on the season. With the win the Pirates improve to 8-6 on the season. The Pirates next take on Nebraska-Omaha and the Hawkeyes next take on Savannah State. Until next time, Hazard Zet Forward.