Collective offensive performance gets Pirates past TCU
Apr15

Collective offensive performance gets Pirates past TCU

After dropping their first two games at No. 19 Texas Christian, Seton Hall was able to wake up the bats to defeat the Horned Frogs, 7-3, in the series finale on Sunday afternoon. The victory increases the Pirates’ record to 15-17. The Pirates were guided by starting pitcher Noah Thompson. Thompson tossed 6.2 innings, giving up just five hits while allowing three earned runs. The right-hander exited the game with 101 pitches and six...

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Controversy mars losses to St John’s
Apr15

Controversy mars losses to St John’s

The Seton Hall softball team battled but ultimately came up short on Saturday against St John’s, losing both games of a doubleheader. The Johnnies took game one, 4-3, in eight innings and dropped game two, 2-0. The day was not without its fair share of controversy. Seton Hall coach Paige Smith alleges that St. John’s pitcher Angela Saric was used illegally. “I was chirping a little bit with the umpires because their number 2 [Saric]...

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Baseball falls short in doubleheader against ranked TCU
Apr15

Baseball falls short in doubleheader against ranked TCU

The Seton Hall baseball team dropped both games of its doubleheader Saturday against Texas Christian University, bringing its season record to 14-17. This was the Pirates’ first meeting with TCU ever and their first meeting with a nationally ranked opponent this season. Ricky DeVito allowed only one run in the game’s first five innings before TCU scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 5-0 lead over the Pirates. DeVito...

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Softball scores four unanswered runs for comeback win over Hofstra
Apr13

Softball scores four unanswered runs for comeback win over Hofstra

The Seton Hall softball team retaliated from a one-run deficit to defeat Hofstra on Thursday afternoon by a final score of 4-1. The Pride came into the game with a total of 60 stolen bases in their starting lineup compared to Seton Hall’s 15. The significant statistic played to Hofstra’s advantage as it enabled a run in the top of the second inning. Photo via SHU Athletics The Pride hit a triple, then followed with a sac bunt that...

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Del Castillo shouldering offensive production well
Apr10

Del Castillo shouldering offensive production well

In a transitional year for the Seton Hall baseball team, leaders and game changers have been relied on heavily to guide the team back to the Big East Championship. On top of the need for these standout players, Seton Hall are also juggling with the struggle of not having a home field for the entirety of this season. Christian Del Castillo, a junior outfielder, has emerged as one of the team’s instrumental components both offensively...

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Fajnorova, Kangwa embracing final challenges
Apr10

Fajnorova, Kangwa embracing final challenges

As the Seton Hall tennis team gears up to head to the Big East Championship in Cayce, South Carolina next week, there is ample time for its two seniors, Anicka Fajnorova and Thandy Kangwa, to reflect on their time with the program. The duo arrived together in 2015-16 on a team which went 8-13 the previous year. Fajnorova slid into a singles role immediately, whereas Kangwa saw action in only three matches, but each player has...

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Softball’s high batting  averages spark winning ways
Apr10

Softball’s high batting averages spark winning ways

Although the Seton Hall baseball team is taking its show on the road and playing home games in Staten Island and Queens due to renovations to Owen T. Carroll Field, the temporary move allows for the softball team to step into the campus spotlight even more. As of April 10, the softball team is 16-16; it has been red hot as of late and have the pieces in place to compete in Big East play. The team struggled out of the gate, just like...

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Dana’s grand slam propels Pirates to win over Princeton
Apr10

Dana’s grand slam propels Pirates to win over Princeton

Backed by a Casey Dana grand slam in the sixth inning, the Seton Hall baseball team got back into the win column on Wednesday afternoon with a 7-2 victory over Princeton. Heading into the sixth inning, the Pirates were down 2-0 before the one-out grand slam by Dana. From there, the Pirates never looked back and secured the victory. On the mound, Nick Payero got the start for the Pirates. The right-handed freshman has had a rough start...

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Remembering Mike Sheppard Sr.: Seton Hall baseball legend passes away at 82
Apr10

Remembering Mike Sheppard Sr.: Seton Hall baseball legend passes away at 82

The Seton Hall baseball program suffered a major loss on April 6, when legendary coach Mike Sheppard, Sr. passed away at 82. A Seton Hall University Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, Sheppard’s time with the program dated back to the late 1950s, as he played catcher for Owen T. Carroll and the Pirates. Beginning in 1973, Sheppard took over as head coach and remained in that role until 2003. In 31 years, Sheppard led Seton Hall to 998...

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Mind over Matter: Women’s Tennis’ focus approaching Big East Championship
Apr10

Mind over Matter: Women’s Tennis’ focus approaching Big East Championship

Before an extremely competitive weekend against some of the conference’s top teams, Seton Hall women’s tennis was surging. Pirates’ tennis is treading into waters of unfamiliar territory for the program since 2013-14 season: a winning record. They have already won on four different occasions by the score 7-0 and on three different occasions in which they only gave up one point. Seton Hall is 13-8 overall and currently sit at 5-4 in...

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Freshman infielder Clyde spurred by big shoes to fill
Apr10

Freshman infielder Clyde spurred by big shoes to fill

Seton Hall’s baseball team knew that it would have to adjust in both location and in replacing the talent that they lost en route to a runner-up finish in the Big East. Reliable hitters like breakout infielder Rob Dadona, catcher Mike Alescio, rightfielder Ryan Ramiz and shortstop Al Molina all had batting averages above .300. In one of the more bizarre situations, where the team will virtually play all of its games away from home,...

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Texas Tech vs. Virginia title game saved March Madness
Apr10

Texas Tech vs. Virginia title game saved March Madness

Every March, college basketball fans sit glued to the television for hours at a time to watch their favorite team, on top of other countless great teams, in the NCAA Tournament. Each tournament, there are upsets, buzzer beaters, and moments that define the “Big Dance.” For some reason, however, the 2019 version just did not seem the same. The first round might be part of this. No team higher than a 13-seed won its Round of 64 matchup,...

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