Pirates Walk Off Against Monmouth

The Seton Hall Pirates were in action today at Owen T. Carroll field to take on the Monmouth University Hawks. The Pirates came away with a dramatic 4-3 win to improve to 28-8 while the Hawks fell to 11-20. The pitching matchup was LHP Anthony Pacillo (3-0) for Seton Hall against LHP Anthony Ciavarella (0-0) for the Hawks. The game was scoreless until the 3rd inning when Monmouth got on the board. Second baseman Jake Gronsky flied out to left which allowed Dave Moreno to score and give the Hawks a 1-0 lead. The Pirates answered in the 5th, with RBI singles by Derek Jenkins and Dillon Hamlin. The Pirates added a run in the 8th on an RBI single by SS D.J. Ruhlam to take a 3-1 lead into the 9th inning. In the 9th, the Hawks got an RBI single from SS Grant Lamberton, and another sacrifice fly from Jake Gronsky to tie the score at 3. In the bottom of the inning, Dillon Hamlin led off and was hit by a pitch. Jackson Martin pinch ran for Hamlin. Second baseman Chris Chiaradio reached on a fielders choice, and Martin advanced to third on an error. This set the stage for Derek Jenkins who delivered with a single up the middle to give the Pirates the victory. Anthony Pacillo pitched well for the Pirates, but had to settle for a no decision. The left hander went 7.1 innings, surrendering 9 hits and 1 run while striking out 5. The victory went to Ryan Testani who improved to 2-1 on the season. The loss went to Stephen Frey who fell to 0-2. The Hawks were led by Jake Gronsky who went 2-3 with 2 RBI’s. Grant Lamberton, Dave Moreno, and Chris Gaetano each had 2 hits as well. The Pirates were led by Derek Jenkins who had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Designated hitter Tyler Boyd also chipped in 2 hits for the Pirates.

The Pirates are back in action on April 23, to face the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We will have a full recap of the game when it goes final. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.


Pirates Pummel Peacocks

The Seton Hall Pirates got back to work with an 11-3 victory over St. Peters at Owen T. Carroll Field today. The win was the 2,000th in the history of the program. After the games scheduled for Tuesday, and Wednesday the Pirates avenged an earlier loss to the Peacocks. The pitching matchup was LHP Anthony Pacillo (0-0) for Seton Hall matching up with RHP Kevin Croucher (0-0) for St. Peters. The Pirates wasted little time in getting on the board. Left fielder Zack Weigel led off the bottom of the first with a double, and after a balk advanced him to third, right fielder Chris Selden singled to bring him home. The Pirates scored 3 runs overall in the inning, highlighted by a triple from third baseman Tyler Boyd. The Pirates added 3 runs in the second, and another run in the fourth to make it a 7-0 lead. The Pirates put up 2 more runs in the 6th, and 2 in the 7th. The 7th was highlighted by an double from John Beaubien that plated 2 runs. The Peacocks were held off of the board until the 8th. Left fielder Chris Hugg’s double scored 2 runs, and designated hitter Jim Smith’s single made it an 11-3 game. The score would hold, and the Pirates picked up their 16th win of the season. The win improved the Pirates record to 16-4 on the season, while St. Peters fell to 5-16. Anthony Pacillo picked up his first win of the year, and Kevin Croucher was handed his first loss. Pacillo went 7.2 innings, allowing 8 hits and 3 runs, while striking out 4. The Pirates were led by designated hitter Mikael-Ali Mogues, and left fielder Zack Weigel who each had 3 hits. Mogues and John Beaubien each had 2 RBI’s and Tyler Boyd had 3 RBI’s. Center fielder Derek Jenkins and Weigel each scored 3 runs. The Peacocks were led by left fielder Chris Hugg who had 3 hits and 2 RBI’s.

The Pirates will be back in action tomorrow to take on the Iona Gaels. We will have a full recap of that game when it goes final. We would also like to again congratulate the entire Seton Hall program, past and present on the 2,000 wins. Until next time, Hazard Zet Forward.