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.

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 Bitten By Tigers In Opener

The Seton Hall baseball team kicked off its 2016 campaign down in Ft. Myers, Florida as they took on the Missouri Tigers. We talked to Jason Lowenthal of The Maneater, and he provided some fantastic insight on the Tigers. He told us, “Reggie McClain and Tanner Houck provide a reliable 1-2 punch in the rotation.” He also told us, “The offense will be exponentially better with Shane Benes finally back and healthy.” Jason was right on both fronts as the Tigers took down the Pirates 7-0 in the first game of this 4 game series. Both Reggie McClain and Shane Benes played big roles in this one.

The pitching match up featured RHP Shane McCarthy for the Pirates against RHP Reggie McClain for the Missouri Tigers. After both teams went down 1-2-3 in the first, the Tigers got on the board in the bottom half of the second inning. Shane Benes deposited a Shane McCarthy pitch over the wall in left center to give Missouri a 1-0 lead. The score would remain 1-0 until the bottom of the fifth. Brett Bond would drive home 2 runs with a single up the middle to make it a 3-0 Missouri lead.

The Tigers struck again in the bottom of the 7th. First, Jake Ring would triple home Kirby McGuire to give Mizzou a 4-0 lead. Brett Bond would follow up a single that scored Ring and gave Missouri a 5-0 lead. Shane Benes and Trey Harris would each follow up with RBI singles of their own to open up the lead to 7-0. That would end up being the final score as the Missouri Tigers opened their season with a win.

Reggie McClain was simply superb for the Tigers. McClain tossed 7 scoreless innings, scattering 4 hits and striking out 4 while walking none to earn his first win of the season. At one point he retired 13 straight Pirates batters. Brian Sharp came on and pitched a scoreless 9th for the Tigers.

Shane McCarthy completed 5.1 innings while allowing 3 runs on 7 hits. McCarthy walked 1 and struck out 4 batters and fell to 0-1 on the young season. Anthony Pacillo relieved McCarthy and retired the two batters he faced. Ryan Testani pitched two innings while allowing 4 runs on 5 hits.

The Tigers were led by catcher Brett Bond who had two hits and 3 RBI’s. Third baseman Shane Benes had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s; he also had his first home run of the season. Trey Harris and Jake Ring each had an RBI as well for the Tigers.

Mikael-Ali Mogues had the best game for the Pirates as he was 2-4 with a double. Matt Fortin and Chris Chiaradio each had a hit for Seton Hall.

We would again like to thank Jason Lowenthal for providing his insight on the Missouri Tigers. We’ll keep in touch with him and get his thoughts on the rest of the series! Tomorrow the Pirates and Tigers will play a double header. The first game starts at 1 p.m. and the pitching match up will be RHP Zach Schellenger for the Pirates against RHP Tanner Houck for the Missouri Tigers. We will have full coverage of the games tomorrow. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.