Seton Hall falls hard to Creighton
Apr20

Seton Hall falls hard to Creighton

The Seton Hall baseball team fell to Creighton, 11-1, on Friday afternoon at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island. The loss drops the Pirates to 16-19 on the season and is the second loss in as many days to Creighton, who bested the Pirates 5-1 yesterday. Creighton held the Pirates to a mere one run and six hits and struck early against Pirate starter David Festa. Festa gave up home runs to Jason Allbery and Will Richardson...

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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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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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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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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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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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Shortened contest ends in defeat for Pirates
Apr10

Shortened contest ends in defeat for Pirates

Despite being stopped in the sixth inning due to rain, the Seton Hall baseball lost, 11-8, to Rider on Tuesday afternoon. With the loss, the Pirates drop to 13-15 on the season. The Pirates came out of the gate hot, scoring three runs in the first inning. Rider came back, however, cutting the deficit to one by the end of the inning. The seesaw battle continued in the next inning, though, as Tyler Shedler-McAvoy singled to left center,...

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Bats keep winning streak alive for Pirates
Apr04

Bats keep winning streak alive for Pirates

The Seton Hall Baseball team stayed hot on Tuesday afternoon with a 10-5 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. The win improves the the team’s record to 11-13. In the game, Brennan O’Neill recorded his fourth win of the season. He allowed one run and five hits during his time on the mound. After a run scored by Fairleigh Dickinson in the bottom of the first inning, he quickly adjusted, striking out the side. After the 1-1 tie at the end...

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Toke attributes teamwork to personal success
Apr03

Toke attributes teamwork to personal success

Spirits are high within the Seton Hall baseball team as the Pirates have begun to recover from their early season slump. After going 1-9 in their opening 10 matches of the new year, the Pirates have progressively pieced their record back together with a 10-4 record since their victory over Bucknell in the Snowbird Classic. One of the key figures in the team’s resurgence has been junior infielder Matt Toke. After spending half of last...

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Low ERA by Seton Hall pitchers fuels winning streak
Apr03

Low ERA by Seton Hall pitchers fuels winning streak

The 2019 Seton Hall baseball season was plagued by a sluggish opening month, but the Pirates have warmed up rapidly in the last week. The team has won eight of its last nine games, beating local foes including NJIT, Iona, Wagner, and Monmouth. Ricky DeVito looks to first base on the mound. Sarah Yenesel/Photography Editor Fueling this hot streak has been the timely hitting of familiar contributors, such as Matt Toke and Jerry...

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Pirates dominate Gaels to keep riding hot hand
Apr02

Pirates dominate Gaels to keep riding hot hand

The Seton Hall baseball team dominated the Iona Gaels, 14-3, on Sunday afternoon to extend the team’s streak to winning seven out of eight. The win brings the Pirates’ overall record to 10-13. Christian Del Castillo got things started for the Pirates with a two-out triple in the top of the first. Matt Toke then drove Del Castillo home to give Seton Hall an early lead. Toke later scored on an error to make it 2-0. However, Iona struck...

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