Sweet Sweep In Georgia

The Seton Hall Pirates were back in action on Sunday as they took on Nebraska-Omaha in Emerson, Georgia. The Pirates were looking to win the final game in Georgia after they had won the first two. The pitching match up was RHP Chris Morris for the Pirates against LHP Sam Murphy for Nebraska-Omaha. The Pirates would end up prevailing 2-1 over the Mavericks.

The score was 0-0 for a majority of this game. It wasn’t until the seventh inning that a team would get on the board. The Mavericks would get on the board on an RBI double from Sam Palensky to give Nebraska-Omaha a 1-0 lead.

The score would remain 1-0 until the bottom of the ninth. With 2 out and 2 men on, Mike Caputo would deliver a single to score 2 runs and give the Pirates a 2-1 win over Nebraska-Omaha.

Sam Murphy threw 5 innings while allowing 0 runs and just 2 hits. Brett Sasse took the loss and fell to 0-2 on the season. He threw 3 2/2 innings while allowing 2 runs on 3 hits. Ryan Cate gave up a hit to the only batter he faced.

Chris Morris threw 6 2/3 innings while allowing 1 run on 3 hits. Anthony Pacillo threw 1 1/3 innings while allowing 0 hits. Matt Leon picked up the win and improved to 1-0 on the season. He threw 1 inning and allowed 0 runs.

The Mavericks were led by Sam Palensky who had a hit and an RBI. Third baseman Clayton Taylor scored the lone run for Nebraska-Omaha. Cole Patterson also had a hit for the Mavericks.

The Pirates were led by Mike Caputo who had a hit and 2 RBI’s. Joe Poduslenko and Mikael-Ali Mogues each scored a run. Derek Jenkins, Jackson Martin, and Mike Alescio each had a hit for Seton Hall.

With the loss the Mavericks fell to 9-9 on the season. With the victory the Pirates improved to 9-6 on the season. The Mavericks will now face Fort Wayne on Friday. The Pirates will head home to take on Lafayette on Wednesday.

We will have full coverage of the game tomorrow. We will also have full coverage and a preview for the basketball team as they take on Gonzaga in the NCAA tournament. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.

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Pirates Knock Out Highlanders

The Seton Hall baseball team was back in action today for their home opener against the NJIT Highlanders. The Pirates would come away with a 9-2 victory in their home opener. The pitching match up was RHP Zach Prendergast for the Pirates against RHP John Saviano for NJIT.

The Pirates would strike first in this one in a big way. In the bottom of the second, a single from Mike Caputo scored 2 runs to give the Pirates a 2-0 lead. A Chris Chiaradio RBI single would give the Hall a 3-0 lead. Derek Jenkins would drive in 2 runs with a double to open the lead up to 5-0. Joe Poduslenko would add to the lead with an RBI single to give Seton Hall a 6-0 lead. Mikael-Ali Mogues would end the scoring with an RBI double to open up the lead to 7-0 after 2 innings.

The score would remain 7-0 until the bottom of the sixth. Derek Jenkins would score on a wild pitch to give the Hall an 8-0 lead. Chris Villa would add an RBI single to increase the lead to 9-0. NJIT would get on the board in the top of the eighth. Johnny Malatesta would score on a fielders choice to cut the lead to 9-1. NJIT would add another run in the top of the ninth when Matt Yuhas scored on a fielders choice to cut the lead to 9-2. The Pirates would end up winning by a score of 9-2.

John Saviano took the loss for the Highlanders and fell to 0-3 on the season. He threw 1 2/3 innings while allowing 7 runs on 6 hits. Brent Jones threw 1 1/3 innings while allowing no runs. Andres Fernandez threw 1 1/3 innings while allowing no runs. Tommy Derer threw 2/3 of an inning while allowing 1 earned run. Justin Chin (2 innings), Chris Gibbons (1/3 of an inning), and Brett Lubreski (2/3 of an inning) all allowed 0 runs.

Zach Prendergast picked up the win for Seton Hall and improved to 2-2 on the season. He threw 6 innings while allowing 0 runs and just 4 hits. Anthony Pacillo threw 1 inning while allowing 0 runs. Zach Schellenger threw 2/3 of an inning while allowing 1 unearned run. Sam Burum retired the only batter he faced. Andrew Politi allowed 1 run. Matt Leon threw 1 inning while allowing 0 runs.

The Highlanders were led by Jesse Uttendorfer who had 2 hits on the day. Rex Macmillan and Stephan Halibej each had an RBI for NJIT. Matt Yuhas and Johnny Malatesta each scored a run for the Highlanders.

The Pirates were led by Joe Poduslenko who had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. Mikael-Ali Mogues also had 2 hits for the Pirates. Center fielder Derek Jenkins and second baseman Mike Caputo each had 2 RBI’s.

With the loss the Highlanders fall to 3-8 on the season. With the win the Pirates improve to 6-6 on the season. The Highlanders will head to Maryland on Saturday to take on Coppin State. The Pirates will head to Emerson, Georgia to take on Savannah State on Friday. We will have full coverage of the game on Friday. We will also have full coverage as the Pirates basketball team takes on Creighton in the Big East tournament. 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.