Pirates prevail over San Diego State in closing game of Tony Gwynn Classic
Feb25

Pirates prevail over San Diego State in closing game of Tony Gwynn Classic

After consecutive losses in the previous two games of the Tony Gwynn Classic in San Diego, Cal., the Seton Hall Pirates baseball team was able to leave on a positive note as it cruised to a 10-5 win Saturday over the Aztecs of San Diego State. The Hall opened the game to very efficient hitting as three different players had at least one RBI. Senior right-hander Joe Poduslenko started the scoring off as he doubled to center field to...

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Tennessee hot start too much to overcome as Pirates lose 12-5
Feb25

Tennessee hot start too much to overcome as Pirates lose 12-5

The Seton Hall Pirates baseball team traveled to San Diego, Cal., to take part in the Tony Gwynn Classic where they opened up against the Tennessee Volunteers in a 12-5 loss. A quick start for the Volunteers, who scored 11 runs over the first five innings, proved to be too much as the Pirates dropped to 2-3 on the young season. On the mound for the Pirates, junior right-hander Shane McCarthy struggled, only going three-plus innings...

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Derek Jenkins adjusting to life in the pros
Feb22

Derek Jenkins adjusting to life in the pros

It was just last spring when former Seton Hall outfielder Derek Jenkins led the nation with 52 stolen bases on his way to being named to the All-Big East First Team. Just a few weeks after a senior season in which he hit .299 and drove in 35 runs to go along with the massive stolen base total, Jenkins was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 26th round on the MLB Draft. All of a sudden, a dream had become a reality....

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Pirates score five runs in ninth inning to split Michigan series
Feb19

Pirates score five runs in ninth inning to split Michigan series

The Seton Hall baseball team mounted a ninth-inning comeback against Michigan in Port St. Lucie, Fla. on Sunday afternoon to take the final game of the series, 8-6. The Pirates jumped out to an early lead in the second inning, with senior Jackson Martin driving in Mike Caputo and Matt Toke with a single to center. Seton Hall had the bases loaded later in the inning, but a double play prevented any more runs from being scored. Michigan...

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SHU baseball opens season with win over Michigan
Feb17

SHU baseball opens season with win over Michigan

In the season-opener, the Seton Hall baseball team took down the Michigan Wolverines 5-4 at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla.  With junior Shane McCarthy taking the mound, the Pirates held the Wolverines scoreless for nearly two innings, until three runs were given up at the bottom of the second. Senior Joe Poduslenko brought home a runner with a two-out single at the top of the third, putting the Pirates on the board and...

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Baseball looking to continue momentum into new season
Feb15

Baseball looking to continue momentum into new season

A new season begins Feb. 17 for Seton Hall baseball. The Pirates finished their 2016 campaign with a 38-20 record, going 23-6 at Owen T. Carroll Field and 10-8 in conference play, good enough to earn a spot in the Big East Tournament. The Pirates won seven of their last eight games before eventually losing out in the postseason, but the team is looking to maintain their solid standing after having several players break out and make an...

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Baseball Hall of Fame voters get some right, some wrong
Feb01

Baseball Hall of Fame voters get some right, some wrong

Each year, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America gets a few things right – and quite a bit wrong – when it votes to elect new members to the Hall of Fame. This year, three players were inducted: Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez. The BBWAA certainly was correct in choosing these three players to be immortalized. Bagwell was an offensive powerhouse for the majority of his career. A lifelong member of the Houston...

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Ventura’s death strikes raw feelings in MLB community
Jan25

Ventura’s death strikes raw feelings in MLB community

It seems far too soon, however the baseball community was once again impacted in a tragic way. Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was the victim of a fatal car accident in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, Jan. 22 at just 25 years of age. He joins the late Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez as the second pitcher under the age of 25 to pass away in the last four months. Fernandez was killed in a boating accident the morning of...

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Offseason athletes playing a role at SHU events
Dec07

Offseason athletes playing a role at SHU events

While their sports are not in season, a few Seton Hall athletes are still finding ways to contribute to the school’s athletics department. Two members of the baseball team, Mike Caputo and Shane McCarthy, are currently interning for Seton Hall athletics during the baseball offseason. Caputo works in the marketing and promotions branch under Christopher Carl, the assistant athletics director of Marketing and Promotions, while McCarthy...

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Parity in MLB alive and well
Oct05

Parity in MLB alive and well

The insanity of these final weeks of the MLB season is a testament to the parity in baseball today. It is impossible to deny the talent across the board in MLB when 10 teams were still fighting for playoff spots in the final week of the season. The playing field is being leveled in baseball, which can only lead to more dramatic and exciting finishes year in and year out. Take a look at the Chicago Cubs this year – they are the perfect...

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SHU baseball shaves heads for pediatric cancer
Sep28

SHU baseball shaves heads for pediatric cancer

The sun was shining, music was blasting and clippers were buzzing this past Saturday, Sept. 24, on the Green. The entire Pirates baseball team came together, as players shaved their heads to raise awareness for pediatric cancer. It has been an annual event for the team for the past six years. The event took place after the team ran in the 32nd-annual Farinella 5K on Saturday morning. Then, with their heads bare and bald, the Pirates...

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Fernandez and Palmer: Two ages, same impact
Sep28

Fernandez and Palmer: Two ages, same impact

The sports community is mourning the loss of two athletes that had taken the world by storm. On Sunday morning, Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident at age 24. He was an ace on the mound for the Marlins, pitching with one of the most infectious attitudes in baseball. He was a 2013 NL Rookie of the Year and the 2016 MLB All-Star, overcoming Tommy John surgery in 2014. Sunday also saw the loss of legendary...

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