Buckeyes complete sweep over Pirates in opening series
Feb17

Buckeyes complete sweep over Pirates in opening series

The Seton Hall baseball team was swept by Ohio State in the Pirates’ opening series of the season with a 5-3 loss on Sunday afternoon in Port Charlotte, Fla. The Buckeyes’ jumped on Seton Hall’s starter, Tyler Burnham, early on as he surrendered three runs in one-third of the first inning. Kobie Foppe scored on a double to left-center by Connor Pohl which advanced Dominic Canzone to third. Canzone would eventually score on a one-out...

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Late rally comes up short as Pirates drop season opener
Feb16

Late rally comes up short as Pirates drop season opener

The Seton Hall baseball team dropped its season opener by a final score of 4-3 to Ohio State in Port Charlotte, Fla. on Friday afternoon. Ricky DeVito, the 2018 Big East Pitcher of the Year and a member of the 2018 All-Big East First Team, took the mound for the Pirates in their opening day matchup. DeVito pitched four innings, allowing only three hits and one run. From the batter’s box, Matt Toke had an impressive outing with a...

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Seton Hall looking to get over the hump after falling short in 2018
Feb14

Seton Hall looking to get over the hump after falling short in 2018

Last season, Seton Hall found itself one win away from winning a Big East title for the first time since 2011.The Pirates fell just short of accomplishing that feat, but the groundwork for the 2019 season was laid in a season-ending loss to St. John’s in the Big East Championship game. Expectations surrounding the program are at an all-time high and rightfully so, as Seton Hall has the foundation in place to not only win the...

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DeVito at the head of Seton Hall’s rotation in 2019
Feb14

DeVito at the head of Seton Hall’s rotation in 2019

In 2018, Ricky DeVito took a leap bullpen piece to ace of the pitching staff and Big East Pitcher of the Year. Now, he is preparing himself to take an even bigger step in 2019. With Shane McCarthy, Billy Layne Jr. and Cullen Dana no longer in the picture, DeVito is at the head of Seton Hall’s starting rotation for the first time in his career. Gone are the days of DeVito turning to his veteran counterparts for advice, as he is now the...

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Baseball prepares for life away from home
Feb14

Baseball prepares for life away from home

It’s one thing to go on the road and win a series against a conference rival, but it’s a whole new ballgame when every game you play is on the road. That is what Seton Hall is forced to deal with in 2019, as Owen T. Carroll is out of commission for the season. With their home ballpark undergoing renovations, the Pirates will take their show on the road for the duration of the year as they try to build on a 2018 season that nearly...

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Pirates gear up for season with annual challenge
Nov28

Pirates gear up for season with annual challenge

For the past seven years, the Seton Hall baseball team has competed in the “Pirate Pride Challenge.” It is a series of activities, both through the mind and body, that help the team members grow as players and as men prior to the spring season. To encourage competition, the team is divided and pitted against one another in a series of challenges. The groups are as evenly distributed as possible, as the staff ensures that players with...

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Former SHU baseball players succeeding at next level
Oct18

Former SHU baseball players succeeding at next level

Seton Hall made a memorable run in the Big East tournament a year ago and now, many of the players that fueled its run to the championship game are now achieving similar success at the professional level. Seven players from last season’s 30-win team were either drafted or signed with Major League Baseball franchises in June – a testament to the success coach Rob Shepherd has achieved developing and preparing players for the next level...

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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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