The Seton Hall baseball team was back in action yesterday as they took on the Lafayette Leopards in South Orange. The Pirates were looking to make it 6 straight wins. The pitching match up was RHP Zach Prendergast for the Pirates against RHP David Bednar for Lafayette. The Pirates would come away with a 5-1 victory over the Leopards.
The Pirates wasted little time getting on the board. In the bottom of the first, Mikael-Ali Mogues would hit an RBI single to give Seton Hall a 1-0 lead. The Leopards answered in the top of the second. Andrew Landolfi would single home Alex Woinski to tie the game at 1-1. In the bottom of the second, a Chris Chiaradio RBI triple would give the Pirates a 2-1 lead.
The Pirates would add another run in the bottom of the third. A Zack Weigel RBI single would increase the lead to 3-1 in favor of the Hall. In the bottom of the fourth Ryan Ramiz would hit an RBI single to increase the lead to 4-1.
The Pirates would score in each of the first five innings. In the fifth, Mikael-Ali Mogues would score on a fielder’s choice to give the Hall a 5-1 lead. The score would hold and the Pirates would come away with a 5-1 victory over Lafayette.
David Bednar threw 1 inning and allowed 1 run on 2 hits. John Cain took the loss for Lafayette and fell to 0-3 on the season. He gave up 1 run on 2 hits in 1 inning. Connor McMahon, Trevor Houck, and Mitch Leeds each threw 1 inning and allowed 1 run apiece. Ryan Callanan, David Giusti, and Ari Kaufman each threw 1 inning and did not allow a run.
Zach Prendergrast picked up the win for the Pirates and improved to 3-2 on the season. He threw 7 innings while allowing 1 run on 6 hits. Andrew Politi threw 2/3 of an inning while allowing 0 runs. Anthony Pacillo retired the only batter he faced. Zach Schellenger threw 1 inning and allowed just 1 hit.
The Leopards were led by Andrew Landolfi who had 2 hits and an RBI. Short stop Steven Cohen also had 2 hits for Lafayette. Campbell Lipe, Alex Woinski, and Spencer Rouse each had a hit for the Leopards.
The Pirates were led by Zack Weigel and Mikael-Ali Mogues who each had 2 hits and an RBI. Chris Chiaradio and Ryan Ramiz each had a hit and an RBI for the Hall.
With the loss the Leopards fall to 2-8 on the season. With the win the Pirates improve to 10-6 on the season. The win was the sixth straight for Seton Hall. The Leopards will now head to Spartanburg, South Carolina to take on Radford on Saturday. The Pirates will remain home to take on the Manhattan Jaspers in a 3 game weekend series. The pitching match up on Friday will be RHP Shane McCarthy (1-2, 4.84 ERA) for the Pirates against LHP Tom Cosgrove (0-2, 5.94 ERA) for Manhattan.
We will have full coverage and recap of the game on Friday. Be sure to tune in to Tru Tv tonight as the Pirates basketball team takes on Gonzaga in the first round of the NCAA tournament. We will have full coverage of that as well. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.