SHU baseball alum closer to major league mound
Dec06

SHU baseball alum closer to major league mound

Former Seton Hall right-handed pitcher Jose Lopez was added to the 40-man roster of the Cincinnati Reds on Nov. 21. Lopez, a native of Cranbury, N.J., made his debut for the Pirates in 2012. He spent two seasons at Seton Hall as a relief pitcher before an injury derailed his junior campaign. Despite this, he was drafted by the Reds in the sixth round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Since being drafted, Lopez has made 64...

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Granite personifying Seton Hall baseball in the big leagues
Oct04

Granite personifying Seton Hall baseball in the big leagues

Former Seton Hall baseball player Zack Granite’s MLB career may be just three months old, but in the eyes of those who donned the Pirate blue after him, he might as well be a star. Some new faces who look up to him in this year’s SHU baseball team, as well as some old faces that mentored him, showed up at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 19, to spend some time with the former Seton Hall Pirate. The moment proved to be a special one...

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Out with the old: SHU gets new batting cages
Sep27

Out with the old: SHU gets new batting cages

In the world of college sports, facilities are everything. They are crucial when it comes to practice, preparation and recruiting, and now, the facilities for the Seton Hall baseball and softball teams have received an upgrade. Thanks to some fundraising efforts and an idea by head softball coach Paige Smith, both the baseball and softball teams now have new batting cages. “They’re beautiful,” Smith said of the cages. “I think the...

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Chris Morris becomes third Seton Hall pitcher taken in MLB Draft
Jun14

Chris Morris becomes third Seton Hall pitcher taken in MLB Draft

Seton Hall pitcher Chris Morris was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 18th round of the MLB’s First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday in Secaucus, N.J., becoming the third Pirate off the board. The Matawan, N.J. native was taken 554th overall, just ten picks after fellow Seton Hall pitcher Shane McCarthy, who was also an 18th round selection, drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. On Tuesday, Seton Hall’s Zach Schellenger was drafted in...

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Shane McCarthy drafted by St. Louis Cardinals in 18th round of MLB Draft
Jun14

Shane McCarthy drafted by St. Louis Cardinals in 18th round of MLB Draft

Seton Hall right-hander Shane McCarthy was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 18th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday, June 14. McCarthy is one of three Pirates chosen in this year’s draft, with fellow pitchers Zach Schellenger and Chris Morris also earning selections. McCarthy is the 544th player selected in the draft. “I’m getting a great opportunity to play professional baseball...

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SHU pitcher Zach Schellenger drafted in sixth round of MLB Draft by Boston Red Sox
Jun13

SHU pitcher Zach Schellenger drafted in sixth round of MLB Draft by Boston Red Sox

Seton Hall right-handed pitcher Zach Schellenger was selected in the sixth round as the 191st overall pick by the Boston Red Sox in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft Thursday. Schellenger is the first Pirate off the board in this year’s MLB Draft. In his time in South Orange, Schellenger was named a Big East Academic All-Star twice and earned two Big East Pitcher of the Week honors. “I was excited that I was able...

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SHU baseball’s season ends in Big East Tournament loss to St. John’s
May26

SHU baseball’s season ends in Big East Tournament loss to St. John’s

Double elimination tournaments give second chances, and for Seton Hall’s baseball team, a rough loss against Creighton was not avenged in the elimination game played on Friday afternoon against St. John’s at the Big East Championship in Omaha, Neb. The game quickly turned into a pitcher’s duel and ended with a battle of the bullpens. After a hard-fought game between both teams, the Red Storm came out on top in a 3-2 victory over...

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Pirates’ bats come up dry in first Big East Tournament game
May26

Pirates’ bats come up dry in first Big East Tournament game

Pitcher Zach Prendergast gave up three runs over 5.2 innings as No. 4 Seton Hall fell to No. 1 Creighton by a score of 4-1 in its first Big East Tournament game Thursday night. The game was scoreless for the first four innings until Creighton scored two runs in the fifth off a two-run home run by Clark Brinkman. The Pirates responded urgently, with Mike Alescio delivering a RBI single in the next inning. However, the Bluejays answered...

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Seton Hall drops game two in Louisiana as late comeback effort falls short
May22

Seton Hall drops game two in Louisiana as late comeback effort falls short

The Seton Hall baseball team’s late-game rally came up short Friday night, as the Pirates fell to Southeastern Louisiana by a score of 10-7. After a dominant 16-3 the game before, Seton Hall could not seem to quiet the relentless Lions lineup which sets up a rubber match for the three-game series in Hammond, La. Zach Prendergast took the mound for the first time since pitching a no-hitter in the Pirates’ Big East finale against...

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Pirates explode for double digit win as Big East Tournament approaches
May19

Pirates explode for double digit win as Big East Tournament approaches

The Seton Hall baseball team claimed a dominant 16-3 road win over Southeastern University on Thursday night, securing game one in the best of three series. The 16 runs are the Pirates season-high total for a single game. The Hall trailed by one after the first inning but soon turned the game upside down in the top second. After a game-tying unearned run from Matt Fortin, Ryan Ramiz doubled with the bases loaded to give the Pirates a...

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Pirates drop home finale late to Monmouth
May16

Pirates drop home finale late to Monmouth

 In what was a closely contested battle, Monmouth defeated Seton Hall baseball Tuesday by a score of 7-2.  Although the final score appears lopsided, the game itself was tied most of the way until Monmouth broke out for five runs in the eighth inning. The loss drops the Pirates to 28-21 on the season. At the plate, the Pirates were led by centerfielder Ryan Ramiz and first baseman Matt Toke. Ramiz set the table for the Pirates at the...

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Prendergast no-no means Pirates a go for Big East Tournament
May15

Prendergast no-no means Pirates a go for Big East Tournament

  The Seton Hall baseball team earned a 1-0 victory over Big East rivals Villanova in game two of its double-header on Sunday with a historic no-hit performance from Seton Hall’s Zach Prendergast, one of many positives for a Pirates team that enjoyed a convincing three-game sweep of the home side in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. After two complete games were thrown in the days’ earlier seven-inning contest by Cullen Dana and Hunter...

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