DeVito poised to grow through adversity
Sep12

DeVito poised to grow through adversity

Seton Hall baseball coach Rob Sheppard knows talent when he sees it and there’s no doubt he has a top player in second-team All-American ace, Ricky DeVito. DeVito, who was lights out as a freshman reliever battled the hardships of an offseason surgery to transform into one of the best starting pitchers in the country last season. “He’ll definitely be one of those guys who will leave a lasting impression on the program,” Sheppard said....

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Seton Hall’s offense falters in Championship game loss to St. John’s
May27

Seton Hall’s offense falters in Championship game loss to St. John’s

It was a tale of two games of the Seton Hall offense on Big East Championship Sunday. After a 19-run outburst that forced a decisive game seven, Seton Hall’s offense fell victim to St. John’s left-hander Jeff Belge in the Championship game, as the Red Storm secured their ninth Big East title with a 7-0 victory. Entering the day having to win two games in order to not only win the Big East, but secure a spot in the NCAA...

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Seton Hall survives late Butler rally to advance to Championship Sunday
May26

Seton Hall survives late Butler rally to advance to Championship Sunday

Despite a late surge from a Butler offense that was dormant through the first six innings against Seton Hall starting pitcher Billy Layne Jr., the Pirates survived thanks to a clutch outing from closer Matt Leon to defeat the Bulldogs by a final score of 4-3 and advance to Championship Sunday for the first time since 2011. Layne Jr. turned in six gritty innings in which the redshirt sophomore right-handed starter worked in and out of...

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Offense makes history in elimination-win over Georgetown
May25

Offense makes history in elimination-win over Georgetown

Following a one-run effort in a 13-inning defeat on Thursday night, the Seton Hall bats made history on Friday afternoon, driving in a Big East Tournament-record 21 runs in a first-round elimination game victory over Georgetown. The victory ends a six-game losing streak for the Pirates in the Big East Tournament. Seton Hall will face the losing side in the St. John’s-Butler semifinal, in a second-round elimination game that is...

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Two runs, three hours apart, put the Pirates on the brink of elimination
May25

Two runs, three hours apart, put the Pirates on the brink of elimination

For the fourth straight season, the Seton Hall baseball team will face elimination in the second game of the Big East Tournament, following a 13-inning, 2-1 defeat to Butler, on Thursday night in Mason, Ohio. The fans in attendance at Prasco Park had free baseball from the start, as the tournament host venue was not charging fees for admission. However, the two teams still managed to give spectators more than was originally promised,...

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One last test to ace for Seton Hall baseball
May24

One last test to ace for Seton Hall baseball

The Seton Hall baseball team will head to Prasco Park on Thursday, to compete in its first game of the 2018 Big East Tournament in Mason, Ohio. The Pirates enter the double-elimination playoff as the second seed in a field of four, with a 13-4 record in-conference that surpassed any mark the team had managed in the four seasons following Big East reconfiguration in 2013. Grounded by mature veterans throughout the lineup and rooted by...

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Pirates come up empty in doubleheader vs. St. John’s
May12

Pirates come up empty in doubleheader vs. St. John’s

Seton Hall dropped both games of a doubleheader with St. John’s on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Owen T. Caroll field, 2-1 and 6-3, respectively. The two-game set was also the last games at home for the eight seniors honored in the pregame ceremonies. Ricky DeVito got the start in the first game for the Pirates. Despite picking up the loss, the right-hander put together a quality start, going 5.2 innings without an earned run...

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Pirates win, Leon makes history in crucial series opener
May11

Pirates win, Leon makes history in crucial series opener

Seton Hall baseball secured a monumental home victory on Friday afternoon, defeating St. John’s by a final score of 4-3. The win puts both teams at an even 11-2 record atop the Big East standings heading into their doubleheader on Saturday. Despite the outcome, the game did not begin smoothly for the Pirates. St. John’s was able to jump out to an early 1-0 lead on an RBI by Luke Stampfl. However, the Pirates, headed by Shane McCarthy...

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Team effort lifts Seton Hall to victory over Rider
May08

Team effort lifts Seton Hall to victory over Rider

Seton Hall used power in the batter’s box and mastery on the mound to secure a 5-3 victory at home over Rider University on Tuesday afternoon. Contributions were made by a variety of players to improve the Pirates to a 24-16-1 record. On offense, the Pirates were able to get runs from the bats of multiple players in their lineup. In the outburst, a different player for the Pirates drove in each run. Eight different players reached...

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Layne’s dominant effort on the mound leads Pirates to win over Creighton
May06

Layne’s dominant effort on the mound leads Pirates to win over Creighton

A third inning rally helped the Pirates take the rubber game of the series against Creighton, as they defeated the Bluejays by a final score of 3-0. The positive momentum on the mound from Saturday’s victory over Creighton carried over into Sunday afternoon. Between starter Billy Lane Jr. and closer Matt Leon, the Pirates only gave up three hits to a usually potent Creighton offense. Lane was dominant for the Pirates, throwing 8.1...

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Pirates even series against Creighton behind strong outing from Devito
May06

Pirates even series against Creighton behind strong outing from Devito

The Seton Hall Pirates baseball team took home its ninth Big East win of the season on Saturday night, edging Creighton by a final of 2-1. It was a great game for fans who love pitching, as Seton Hall sophomore Ricky Devito turned 6.2 innings of five-hit ball in the victory. The Pirates now stand at 22-16-1 (9-2). Creighton was able to get on the board first, after a one out RBI double by Ryan Mantle allowed the Bluejays to take an...

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Missed opportunities plague Seton Hall in loss to Creighton
May05

Missed opportunities plague Seton Hall in loss to Creighton

Despite having a number of opportunities, Seton Hall was unable to capitalize against Creighton University on Friday night, ultimately falling by a final score of 4-2. The loss gives the Pirates a 21-16-1 record and it snaps their four-game winning streak. Although the Pirates had difficulty reaching base throughout the game, they were able to put themselves in spots to put runs on the board. In the first four innings of the game,...

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