Boyd, Annunziata, Power Pirates To Win

The Seton Hall Pirates traveled to Teaneck, NJ to take on the Farleigh Dickinson Knights in game 2 of the 3 game series. After a rough start, the Pirates battled back to earn a 10-5 win. The pitching matchup was RHP Conor Krauss for Seton Hall against RHP Brendan Butler for the Knights. After the Pirates were retired in order in the 1st, the Knights got on the board. Conor Krauss was touched up for 5 runs in .2 of an inning. The inning was highlighted by a double by SS Matt McCann that brought home 2 RBI’s. Luke Cahill came on in relief and got the final out of the inning. The Pirates answered immediately in the top of the second. First baseman Sal Annunziata blasted a solo homerun to right field to get the Pirates on the board. The homerun was the first of the season for Annunziata. The Pirates then took the lead for good in the third. With runners on first and second, designated hitter Tyler Boyd came through with a homerun to right center field. The homerun by Boyd capped a 5 run inning, and gave the Pirates the lead that they would not relinquish. The homerun was the third of the season for Boyd. Seton Hall got on the board again in the 5th inning. After singles from Kyle Grimm and Sal Annunziata, Chris Selden delivered a single to right field that brought home 2 runs. Both teams were scoreless until the 7th, when a Chris Chiaradio single brought home Tyler Boyd to make it a 10-5 Seton Hall lead. The score would hold and the Pirates came away with a 10-5 win. Luke Cahill did a masterful job for the Pirates. He came on in relief of Conor Krauss and pitched 6 shut out innings while allowing only 3 hits. Cahill improved his record to 4-1 on the season. Seton Hall was led by Tyler Boyd who had 3 hits and 3 RBI’s. Kyle Grimm had 3 hits, while Sal Annunziata and Chris Selden each had 2 RBI’s. The Knights were led by Matt McCann with 2 RBI’s. Brendan Butler took the loss and fell to 1-3 on the season. The Pirates improved to 14-4 on the season while the Knights fell to 6-9.

The Pirates will be back in action today at Owen T. Carroll Field in the final game of the series. The Pirates will be looking for their 4th sweep of the season. The Pitching matchup is LHP Anthony Elia (1-2) for the Pirates facing off against RHP John Chalupa (1-1) for the Knights. We hope to see a big crowd today to cheer on the Pirates as they go for the sweep of the Knights. We will have a full recap of the game when it goes final. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.

Pirates Break Out Brooms…..Again

The Seton Hall Pirates finished off their series with the Manhattan Jaspers with an 8-0 win. The win gave Seton Hall its 3rd sweep of the season. The pitching matchup was Seton Hall RHP Conor Krauss matching up with Manhattan RHP William Fabra. Seton Hall got on the board in the 2nd on an RBI single by right fielder Chris Selden. In the third, third baseman Kyle Grimm grounded into a double play that allowed Zack Weigel to score and make it a 2-0 lead for Seton Hall. From there, pitching was the name of the game as neither team scored until the 7th inning. The Pirates exploded for 5 runs in the inning and got out to a 6-0 lead. In the 8th, Mikael-Ali Mogues scored on a groundout by catcher Alex Falconi. Seton Hall was superb on the mound in this game. Starter Conor Krauss went 4 innings allowing only one hit, and striking out 6. He was followed by Luke Cahill who picked up the win and improved to 3-1 on the season. Cahill went 3 innings while surrendering only 2 hits. Dan Ditusa and Steven Lombardi pitched the final two innings, allowing only a single hit. For Manhattan, starter William Fabra went 5 innings while giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs. Fabra took the loss and fell to 0-3 on the season. For the Pirates, SS D.J. Ruhlman had 3 hits and a run scored. Right fielder Chris Selden had 2 hits and 3 RBI’s to go along with some stellar defense, and first baseman Sal Annunziata had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Center fielder Zack Weigel also had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. For the Jaspers, center fielder Andrew Gorecki had 2 hits. Seton Hall improved to 12-3 on the season, and Manhattan fell to 2-13.

MVP of the weekend: Shortstop D.J. Ruhlman 6 hits, 2 RBI’s, walk off single on Saturday

Outstanding Pitching Performance: RHP Josh Prevost complete game shutout (1st career), 6 K’s, only 4 hits allowed

Number of the Weekend: 3, 3rd time Seton Hall has swept a series this season (Feb. 22-23 at Richmond, Feb. 28-March 2 at Arizona)

The Pirates will be back in action on Wednesday at Owen T. Carroll Field to take on the Peacocks of St. Peters. The Jaspers are back in action on Saturday in Hamden, Connecticut to take on Quinnipiac in a double header. We will have a full recap of the game on Wednesday against St. Peters. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.