Pirates Keep Rolling

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.

Pirates Edge Out Tigers

The Seton Hall baseball team was back in action yesterday in Emerson, Georgia to take on the Savannah State Tigers. The Pirates came away with the win in 12 innings by a score of 4-3. The pitching match up was RHP Shane McCarthy for the Pirates against LHP Trevor McKenna for the Tigers.

Savannah State took an early 1-0 lead on a fielders choice. The Pirates would tie the score in the top of the third. Chris Chiaradio would score on a bunt single from Derek Jenkins to tie the game at 1-1. In the top of the fourth the Pirates would take the lead. Ryan Ramiz would score on a fielders choice and the Pirates led 2-1.

The Tigers would reclaim the lead in the bottom half of the inning. Left fielder Khalyd Cox would triple and drive in 2 runs to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead. The score would remain 3-2 until the top of the ninth. Joe Poduslenko would single home Zack Weigel to tie the game 3-3. The game would go on to extra innings.

The Pirates would take the lead in the top of the 12th inning. Rob Dadona would score on an error and the Pirates would take a 4-3 lead. The score would hold and Seton Hall would come away with the win.

Trevor McKenna had a solid start for the Tigers. He threw 7 innings while allowing 2 unearned runs on 5 hits. Rex Davis threw 1 inning and allowing just 1 hit. Ryan McCranie threw 2 innings and allowed a run. Chris Hayes took the loss and fell to 1-1 on the season. He threw 2 innings and allowed 1 unearned run.

Shane McCarthy threw 8 innings while allowing 3 runs on 4 hits while striking out 11. Matt Ardente threw 2/3 of an inning while allowing 0 runs. Sam Burum picked up the win and improved to 1-0 on the season. He threw 2 1/3 innings while allowing 0 runs and just 2 hits. Anthony Pacillo picked up his first save of the season. He allowed 1 hit in the 1 inning he threw.

The Tigers were led by Charles Sikes who had 2 hits on the night. Khalyd Cox had 2 RBI’s for Savannah State. Mendez Elder also had an RBI for the Tigers.

The Pirates were led by Derek Jenkins who had 2 hits and an RBI. Zack Weigel also had 2 hits for Seton Hall. Joe Poduslenko and Chris Chiaradio each had an RBI for the Hall.

With the loss the Tigers fall to 4-11 on the season. With the win the Pirates improve to 7-6 on the season. The Tigers will now face Bowling Green today. The Pirates will face the Iowa Hawkeyes today.

The pitching match up will be LHP Cullen Dana (1-0, 2.45 ERA) for the Pirates against RHP Tyler Peyton (0-2, 4.82 ERA) for Iowa. We will have a full recap of the game today. Make sure to also check out the Seton Hall basketball team in the Big East final against Villanova. We will also have a full recap of that game. 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.

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.