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.

Panthers Pound Pirates

The Seton Hall baseball team was back in action on Friday in Miami, Florida to take on the Florida International Panthers. The game was the first of a four game series against FIU. The pitching match up was RHP Shane McCarthy (0-1) for the Pirates against RHP Andres Nunez (0-1) for the Panthers. FIU would ultimately take the first game of this series by a score of 8-3.

The Pirates went down in order in the top of the first. The Panthers would strike first in the bottom half of the inning when JC Escarra singled home Irving Lopez to give FIU a 1-0 lead. The score remained 1-0 until the bottom of the third. Austin Rodriguez singled the middle to score Jack Schaaf and give FIU a 2-0 lead.

The score remained 2-0 until the bottom of the fifth when the Panthers broke the game open. Kenny Meimerstorf got things started with an RBI single to give FIU a 3-0 lead. Zach Files scored on a fielders choice and Kolby Follis hit an RBI single to give the Panthers a 5-0 lead. A Jack Schaaf RBI single and a Zack Soria RBI double opened the lead up to 7-0. Schaaf scored on an error to give the FIU an 8-0 lead.

The Pirates would finally get on the board in the top of the seventh. Mikael-Ali Mogues would triple to right field and score Ryan Ramiz to make it 8-1. Mogues would score on a fielders choice to make the score 8-2. In the bottom of the eighth Derek Jenkins would score on an error to cut the lead to 8-3. However, this is as close as the Pirates would get as they would fall to FIU by a score of 8-3.

Andres Nunez picked up the win for the Panthers as he improved to 1-1 on the season. He threw 8 solid innings allowing just 2 earned runs on 8 hits while striking out 6. Frank Chacon pitched the ninth for the Panthers allowing no runs and striking out 1.

Shane McCarthy took the loss for the Pirates and fell to 0-2 on the season. McCarthy threw 4 innings while allowing 5 runs on 11 hits. He struck out 5 batters and walked one. Sam Burum threw 2/3 of an inning allowing 2 earned runs on 3 hits. Tim Edwards threw 2 1/3 innings while allowing 0 runs. Ryan Testani pitched 1 clean inning while allowing no hits.

The Panthers were led by center fielder Jack Schaaf who had 2 hits, an RBI, and scored 2 runs. Shortstop Irving Lopez also had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. Zack Soria, Austin Rodriguez, and Kolby Follis each had 2 hits for FIU.

The Pirates were led by Ryan Ramiz who had 3 hits and scored a run. Mikael-Ali Mogues and Sebastiano Santorelli each had an RBI for Seton Hall. Shortstop Joe Poduslenko had 2 hits for the Pirates.

With the win the Panthers improve to 2-4 on the season. With the loss the Pirates fall to 2-3 on the season. The Pirates are back in action tomorrow against FIU at 6:30 p.m. in Miami. The pitching match up is RHP Zach Schellenger (0-1, 6.75 ERA) for the Pirates against RHP Chris Mourelle (0-1, 11.81 ERA) for FIU. We will have full coverage of the FIU game tonight. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.

Pirates Split With Tigers

The Seton Hall baseball team was back in action on Sunday in the final game of their 4 game series against the Missouri Tigers in Ft. Myers, Florida. The Pirates were looking to split the series against the Tigers. The Pirates ultimately did split the series as they came away with a 9-1 victory. The pitching match up was RHP Zach Prendergast for the Pirates against RHP Ryan Lee for Mizzou.

The Pirates got on the board first in the top of the first when Chris Chiaradio doubled home Derek Jenkins to give the Hall a 1-0 lead. The Pirates added another run in the second inning when Mike Caputo doubled home Mikael-Ali Mogues and gave the Pirates a 2-0 lead. In the third inning, a bases loaded walk to Mogues gave the Pirates a 3-0 lead.

The score would remain 3-0 until the top of the fifth when Joe Poduslenko scored on an error and the Pirates took a 4-0 lead. Seton Hall broke the game open in the top of the seventh inning. Mike Caputo walked with the bases loaded to give the Pirates a 5-0 lead. The next batter was Mike Alescio and he cleared the bases with a double to increase the lead to 8-0.

In the bottom of the seventh the Tigers would finally get on the board when Brett Bond scored on a wild pitch. The Pirates would answer in the top of the ninth when Mike Alescio walked with the bases loaded to give the Pirates a 9-1 lead. The score would hold and the Pirates split the series and picked up their second win of the season.

Ryan Lee took the loss for the Tigers. He lasted just 2.1 innings while allowing 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. Austin Tribby relieved Lee and pitched 2.2 innings while allowing 0 earned runs on 4 hits. Cole Bartlett pitched 1.2 innings while allowing 4 runs on two hits. Liam Carter pitched a third of an inning and gave up 1 hit. Brian Sharp and Graham Ruopp pitched the final 2 innings and gave up 1 run on 2 hits.

Zach Prendergast was magnificent for the Hall on Sunday. The right handed starter threw seven strong innings, allowing 1 run on 6 hits while striking out 8. Prendergast’s performance earned him Big East Pitcher of the Week honors. Andrew Politi pitched the final two frames allowing just two hits and striking out 3.

The Tigers were led by first baseman Zach Lavy who had 3 hits. Center fielder Jake Ring had two hits for Missouri. Brett Bond scored the lone run for the Tigers.

Mike Alescio led the Pirates on the day with 2 hits and 4 RBI’s. Mike Caputo had a pair of hits and 2 RBI’s. Ryan Ramiz also had two hits for Seton Hall. Mikael-Ali Mogues and Chris Chiaradio each had an RBI in the game. Mogues earned Big East Player of the Week honors for his performance this weekend.

The Tigers fall to 2-2 on the season with the loss. They will now head to Miami to take on the Florida International Panthers on Wednesday. The Pirates improve to 2-2 with the victory. They will head to Miami on Friday to start a four game series against Florida International.

We will have full coverage of the FIU series starting on Friday. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.