The Seton Hall Pirates were back in action on Sunday as they took on Nebraska-Omaha in Emerson, Georgia. The Pirates were looking to win the final game in Georgia after they had won the first two. The pitching match up was RHP Chris Morris for the Pirates against LHP Sam Murphy for Nebraska-Omaha. The Pirates would end up prevailing 2-1 over the Mavericks.
The score was 0-0 for a majority of this game. It wasn’t until the seventh inning that a team would get on the board. The Mavericks would get on the board on an RBI double from Sam Palensky to give Nebraska-Omaha a 1-0 lead.
The score would remain 1-0 until the bottom of the ninth. With 2 out and 2 men on, Mike Caputo would deliver a single to score 2 runs and give the Pirates a 2-1 win over Nebraska-Omaha.
Sam Murphy threw 5 innings while allowing 0 runs and just 2 hits. Brett Sasse took the loss and fell to 0-2 on the season. He threw 3 2/2 innings while allowing 2 runs on 3 hits. Ryan Cate gave up a hit to the only batter he faced.
Chris Morris threw 6 2/3 innings while allowing 1 run on 3 hits. Anthony Pacillo threw 1 1/3 innings while allowing 0 hits. Matt Leon picked up the win and improved to 1-0 on the season. He threw 1 inning and allowed 0 runs.
The Mavericks were led by Sam Palensky who had a hit and an RBI. Third baseman Clayton Taylor scored the lone run for Nebraska-Omaha. Cole Patterson also had a hit for the Mavericks.
The Pirates were led by Mike Caputo who had a hit and 2 RBI’s. Joe Poduslenko and Mikael-Ali Mogues each scored a run. Derek Jenkins, Jackson Martin, and Mike Alescio each had a hit for Seton Hall.
With the loss the Mavericks fell to 9-9 on the season. With the victory the Pirates improved to 9-6 on the season. The Mavericks will now face Fort Wayne on Friday. The Pirates will head home to take on Lafayette on Wednesday.
We will have full coverage of the game tomorrow. We will also have full coverage and a preview for the basketball team as they take on Gonzaga in the NCAA tournament. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.