The Seton Hall Pirates were in action today in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to face the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks. The Pirates fought hard but fell to the Mountain Hawks by a score of 3-2. The pitching matchup was RHP Sam Burum (2-0) for the Pirates against RHP Jayme Edwards (0-0) for Lehigh. The Pirates got on the board in the 2nd inning on an RBI single by center fielder Derek Jenkins. The game remained 1-0 until the 4th, when Lehigh got on the board. The Mountain Hawks got RBI singles from first baseman Connor Faust and designated hitter Tyler Brong to take a 2-1 lead. The score would remain the same until the top of the 8th. A two out single by SS D.J. Ruhlman set the stage for catcher Alex Falconi. Falconi delivered a double to left center to tie the score at 2. The Mountain Hawks would retake the lead in the bottom of the inning on a fielders choice. The Pirates got a runner to third in the 9th, but could not tie the game. The win improved the Mountain Hawks record to 20-19, and the loss dropped Seton Hall to 28-9. Conor Krauss took the loss for the Pirates, he falls to 1-2 on the season. Nick Macaione recorded the win for Lehigh and he improves to 1-2. The Mountain Hawks were led by second baseman Mike Garzillo who had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. The Pirates were led by third baseman Tyler Boyd had 2 hits for the Pirates. Derek Jenkins also reached base 3 times.
The Pirates are back in action on Friday for the start of a 3 game series with the Villanova Wildcats. The Wildcats are coming off of a 7-6 loss to St. Joseph’s. The Wildcats come in with a 12-25 record overall and a 3-6 BIG EAST record. We will have a preview of the series soon, and will have a full recap of the game Friday when it goes final. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.