Pirates Knock Out Highlanders

The Seton Hall baseball team was back in action today for their home opener against the NJIT Highlanders. The Pirates would come away with a 9-2 victory in their home opener. The pitching match up was RHP Zach Prendergast for the Pirates against RHP John Saviano for NJIT.

The Pirates would strike first in this one in a big way. In the bottom of the second, a single from Mike Caputo scored 2 runs to give the Pirates a 2-0 lead. A Chris Chiaradio RBI single would give the Hall a 3-0 lead. Derek Jenkins would drive in 2 runs with a double to open the lead up to 5-0. Joe Poduslenko would add to the lead with an RBI single to give Seton Hall a 6-0 lead. Mikael-Ali Mogues would end the scoring with an RBI double to open up the lead to 7-0 after 2 innings.

The score would remain 7-0 until the bottom of the sixth. Derek Jenkins would score on a wild pitch to give the Hall an 8-0 lead. Chris Villa would add an RBI single to increase the lead to 9-0. NJIT would get on the board in the top of the eighth. Johnny Malatesta would score on a fielders choice to cut the lead to 9-1. NJIT would add another run in the top of the ninth when Matt Yuhas scored on a fielders choice to cut the lead to 9-2. The Pirates would end up winning by a score of 9-2.

John Saviano took the loss for the Highlanders and fell to 0-3 on the season. He threw 1 2/3 innings while allowing 7 runs on 6 hits. Brent Jones threw 1 1/3 innings while allowing no runs. Andres Fernandez threw 1 1/3 innings while allowing no runs. Tommy Derer threw 2/3 of an inning while allowing 1 earned run. Justin Chin (2 innings), Chris Gibbons (1/3 of an inning), and Brett Lubreski (2/3 of an inning) all allowed 0 runs.

Zach Prendergast picked up the win for Seton Hall and improved to 2-2 on the season. He threw 6 innings while allowing 0 runs and just 4 hits. Anthony Pacillo threw 1 inning while allowing 0 runs. Zach Schellenger threw 2/3 of an inning while allowing 1 unearned run. Sam Burum retired the only batter he faced. Andrew Politi allowed 1 run. Matt Leon threw 1 inning while allowing 0 runs.

The Highlanders were led by Jesse Uttendorfer who had 2 hits on the day. Rex Macmillan and Stephan Halibej each had an RBI for NJIT. Matt Yuhas and Johnny Malatesta each scored a run for the Highlanders.

The Pirates were led by Joe Poduslenko who had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. Mikael-Ali Mogues also had 2 hits for the Pirates. Center fielder Derek Jenkins and second baseman Mike Caputo each had 2 RBI’s.

With the loss the Highlanders fall to 3-8 on the season. With the win the Pirates improve to 6-6 on the season. The Highlanders will head to Maryland on Saturday to take on Coppin State. The Pirates will head to Emerson, Georgia to take on Savannah State on Friday. We will have full coverage of the game on Friday. We will also have full coverage as the Pirates basketball team takes on Creighton in the Big East tournament. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.

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.

Pirates Bludgeoned by Buckeyes

The Seton Hall baseball team was back in action in Port Charlotte, Florida to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Pirates ended up being defeated by the Buckeyes by a score of 9-3. The pitching match up was RHP Andrew Politi for the Pirates against LHP Tanner Tully for Ohio State.

The Pirates would get on the board in the top of the first. Zack Weigel would score on an RBI single from Joe Poduslenko to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead. The score would remain 1-0 until the top of the fourth. Mikael-Ali Mogues would score on a fielders choice to give the Hall a 2-0 lead. An RBI single from Chris Villa gave the Pirates a 3-0 lead.

The Buckeyes would tie the game in the bottom half of the fourth. Jacob Bosiokovic would lead off the inning with a home run to cut the lead to 3-1. Craig Nenning would single to left field and bring home two runs to tie the game at 3-3.

The score would remain tied at 3 until the bottom of the sixth. Zach Ratcliff would score on a balk to give Ohio State a 4-3 lead. The lead would increase in the next inning. Jalen Washington would hit a sac fly to increase the lead to 5-3. Zach Ratliff would hit an RBI single to give Ohio State a 6-3 lead.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Buckeyes would again push across some runs. Two runs would score on a Jacob Bosiokovic double to give the Buckeyes an 8-3 lead. An RBI double from Ronnie Dawson would give OSU a 9-3 lead. The score would hold and the Buckeyes picked up their sixth win of the season.

Tanner Tully did not factor into the decision for Ohio State. He threw 5 1/3 innings while allowing 3 runs on 6 hits. Austin Woodby earned the win and improved to 2-0 on the season. He threw 1 inning and did not allow a hit. Michael Horejsei threw 1 2/3 innings while allowing 0 hits and striking out 2. Seth Kinker threw the final inning for the Buckeyes and did not surrender a hit.

Andrew Politi threw 3 2/3 innings while allowing 3 runs on 2 hits. Zach Prendergast took the loss for the Pirates and fell to 1-2 on the season. He threw 2 1/3 innings while allowing 1 run on 4 hits. Anthony Pacillo gave up 2 runs in 1/3 of an inning. Zach Schellenger allowing 2 hits in 2/3 of an inning. Tim Edwards gave up 2 runs and did not retire a batter. Ryan Testani threw 1 inning while allowing 1 run.

The Buckeyes were led by right fielder Jacob Bosiokovic who had 4 hits and 3 RBI’s. Craig Nenning drove in 2 runs, and Zach Ratcliff scored 2 runs. Ratcliff also had 3 hits on the day. Ronnie Dawson and Jalen Washington each had an RBI for OSU.

The Pirates were led by right fielder Ryan Ramiz who had 2 hits. Joe Poduslenko, Derek Jenkins, and Chris Villa each had an RBI. Zack Weigel, Mikael-Ali Mogues, and Ryan Ramiz all scored for Seton Hall.

With the win the Buckeyes improve to 6-2-1 on the season. With the loss the Pirates fall to 4-6 on the season. The Buckeyes will take on Illinois State tomorrow to continue the Snowbird Classic. The Pirates will also remain in Port Charlotte to take on the Indiana Hoosiers tomorrow. The pitching match up will be RHP Chris Morris (0-0, 2.08 ERA) for the Pirates against RHP Evan Bell (0-0, 2.38 ERA) for the Hoosiers. We will have full coverage of the game tomorrow. We will also have coverage of the Seton Hall basketball team against DePaul tomorrow. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.

Hoosiers Halted

The Seton Hall Pirates were back in action today in Port Charlotte, Florida to face the Indiana Hoosiers in the Snowbird Classic. The Pirates were just off of a series where they lost three out of four to the FIU Panthers. The Pirates ended up handing the Hoosiers a 7-2 defeat. The pitching match up was RHP Shane McCarthy for Seton Hall against RHP Luke Stephenson for Indiana.

Both teams were quiet in the first inning. The Hoosiers would jump on the board in the top of the second. Short stop Brian Wilhite hit an RBI double to give Indiana a 1-0 lead. The Pirates would respond in the bottom half of the inning with an RBI single from Jackson Martin to tie the game at 1-1.

The score would remain 1-1 until the bottom of the sixth. Joe Poduslenko would score on an error to give the Hall a 2-1 lead. Mike Alescio would hit an RBI single to increase the lead to 3-1. A sac fly from Mike Caputo would give the Pirates a 4-1 lead. The Pirates would bust the game open an inning later in the bottom of the seventh. A Chris Chiaradio double and a Joe Poduslenko double with put two runners on for Mikael-Ali Mogues. Mogues would drill a home run to right field to give the Pirates a 7-1 lead.

The Hoosiers would get back on the board in the bottom of the eighth. Craig Dedelow would score on a Scotty Bradley single to cut the lead to 7-2. In the end, the Pirates would hold on to win by a score of 7-2.

B.J. Sabol took the loss for the Hoosiers and fell to 0-1 on the season. He threw 3 innings while allowing 1 earned run on 2 hits while out 5 batters. The starter Luke Stephenson threw 3 innings while allowing 1 run on 5 hits. Austin Foote allowed 3 runs on 2 hits in 1 inning. Brian Hobbie threw 1 clean inning for the Hoosiers.

Shane McCarthy picked up his first win of the season for the Hall and improved to 1-2 on the year. He threw 6 innings while allowing 1 run on 7 hits and striking out 6. Zach Schellenger threw 1 2/3 innings while allowing 1 run on 3 hits. Matt Ardente retired all 4 batters that he faced.

The Hoosiers were led by third baseman Luke Miller who had 3 hits and scored a run. Short stop Brian Wilhite had 2 hits and an RBI. Scotty Bradley had an RBI, and Craig Dedelow had 2 hits on the day.

The Pirates were led by Mikael-Ali Mogues. The first baseman had 3 hits, drove in 3 runs, and scored 2 runs. He hit his first home run of the season. Mike Alescio, Joe Poduslenko, and Chris Chiaradio each had 2 hits for Seton Hall. Mike Caputo, Mike Alescio, and Jackson Martin each had an RBI.

With the loss the Hoosiers fall to 1-6 on the season. With the win the Pirates improve to 4-5 on the season. The Hoosiers will now take on Illinois State tomorrow in the Snowbird Classic. They will take on the Pirates again on Saturday. The Pirates will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes tomorrow in Port Charlotte.

The pitching match up will be RHP Andrew Politi (0-0, 3.60 ERA) for the Pirates against LHP Tanner Tully (2-0, 1.59 ERA) for the Buckeyes. We will have full coverage of the game against Ohio State. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.