SHU baseball closes out UConn series with 4-0 loss
Mar26

SHU baseball closes out UConn series with 4-0 loss

The Seton Hall Pirates baseball team fell to the Connecticut Huskies 4-0 on Sunday at Owen T. Carroll Field in the rubber match of the three-game series. After a 2-1 victory on the previous day, the Pirates were looking to win the season series against the Huskies. Shane McCarthy took the mound for the Hall, facing off against UConn’s Mason Feole. Both starters dominated through the first four innings. Feole held the Pirates to just...

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Seton Hall takes game two in home series against UConn
Mar25

Seton Hall takes game two in home series against UConn

In what was its second pitcher’s duel in two days, Seton Hall defeated UConn by a final score of 3-2 Saturday. Pirate starter Cullen Dana dominated, allowing just one run in 7 2/3 innings pitched. UConn starter Wills Montgomerie was not far behind, giving up two runs over six innings. Dana, a sophomore, was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American last season but has struggled to recapture that dominating form early on this...

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Strong start by Prendergast not enough as Pirates fall to Huskies
Mar24

Strong start by Prendergast not enough as Pirates fall to Huskies

Senior Zach Prendergast took the mound in the opening matchup of a three-game series with the Connecticut Huskies at Owen T. Carroll Field on a chilly Friday afternoon. The right-hander was phenomenal in his seven and two-thirds innings of work, only giving up two runs on six hits while striking out five, but the Pirates fell 2-1 to UConn. In a game dominated by pitching, coach Rob Sheppard knows what he is going to get every time...

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Pitching struggles pester Pirates in early season contests
Mar22

Pitching struggles pester Pirates in early season contests

The starting rotation was supposed to be the backbone of the Seton Hall baseball team heading into this season. However, after 18 games, the top of the Pirates’ staff has been arguably their biggest disappointment thus far. Last spring, SHU rode its stellar pitching staff to a 38-20 record and third place finish in the Big East. They were led by two dominant starting pitchers in Shane McCarthy, now a junior, and Cullen Dana, now a...

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World Baseball Classic doesn’t do enough to draw fans in
Mar22

World Baseball Classic doesn’t do enough to draw fans in

Baseball may be America’s pastime, but American interest in the most prestigious international baseball competition is not high. The World Baseball Classic came to an end Wednesday night as the United States faced Puerto Rico in the Championship game. Despite haivng their home country in the finale, the WBC has struggled to capture the interest of American fans. The World Baseball Classic feature a great deal of talent on several...

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SHU baseball completes undefeated weekend with win over Lehigh
Mar19

SHU baseball completes undefeated weekend with win over Lehigh

The Seton Hall baseball team finished a perfect weekend at Owen T. Carroll Field, beating Lehigh 3-0 on Sunday afternoon. The win is Shane McCarthy’s first on the season, and a much-welcomed one for the starter who entered the day 0-3 with a 9.45 ERA on the young season. McCarthy went a long way in lowering his earned run number, pitching five scoreless innings while tallying three strikeouts, and allowing only two hits. Lehigh...

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SHU baseball defeats Manhattan College in Strike Out Cancer Classic
Mar19

SHU baseball defeats Manhattan College in Strike Out Cancer Classic

The Seton Hall Pirates baseball team defeated the Manhattan College Jaspers 7-3 on Saturday, March 18 in the second game of the Strike Out Cancer Classic at Owen T. Carroll Field. Originally slated to play the Brown University Bears at 3 p.m., inclement weather forced a schedule change where the Pirates instead faced the Jaspers at 2 p.m. Seton Hall defeated Manhattan the previous day by a score of 7-2. Manhattan got off to a hot...

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SHU baseball squeaks out win behind strong relief pitching
Mar08

SHU baseball squeaks out win behind strong relief pitching

Seton Hall baseball has won three straight games, improving to .500 (6-6) on the season as it put the finishing touch on a two-game series sweep over Stetson University Wednesday night. After a dominant pitching performance on Tuesday night, the Pirates relied heavily on their bats in the 6-5 win over Stetson Wednesday. Just giving up one run to Stetson in Tuesday’s game, the Hall found itself down early, giving up a run in the...

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Poduslenko powers Hall to 5-1 victory over Stetson
Mar08

Poduslenko powers Hall to 5-1 victory over Stetson

Continuing its spring break road trip, the Seton Hall Pirates baseball team defeated the Hatters of Stetson University on Tuesday, 5-1, in DeLand, Fla. Catapulted by nearly flawless pitching from sophomore Billy Layne, Jr., the Pirates got the ball rolling early on. While the Hatters struggled to find their hitting stride, that did not stop the Hall from dominating the batter’s box. With bombs from the tandem of Rob Dadona and Al...

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Seton Hall baseball holds on for win over South Alabama
Mar05

Seton Hall baseball holds on for win over South Alabama

On Sunday, Seton Hall baseball was able to defeat South Alabama 3-2 to end a two-game skid. The win improves the Pirates to 4-6 on the season. After two scoreless innings, the Hall was able to take a 3-0 lead in the third thanks to a few walks and two doubles from Al Molina and Ryan Ramiz. Strong pitching allowed for the Pirates to keep this lead for most of the game, as starting pitcher Zach Prendergast pitched seven scoreless...

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Baseball struggles in loss to Southeastern Louisiana
Mar04

Baseball struggles in loss to Southeastern Louisiana

Not much went right for Seton Hall baseball on Saturday morning as it fell to Southeastern Louisiana University by the score of 13-1. The Pirates struggled both in the batter’s box and on the diamond, registering only three hits and recording six errors respectively. Seton Hall fell behind early in the game as Southern Louisiana drove home two runs in the second inning. The game was relatively quiet over the next few innings. However,...

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SHU baseball falls to Troy University to start weekend
Mar03

SHU baseball falls to Troy University to start weekend

The Seton Hall baseball team fell to Troy University 6-3 Friday in its first game of the 2017 Cox Diamond Invitational. The first two innings of the game remained incredibly close, with both teams failing to score a single run. Troy opened the scoring in the third inning of the game taking a 1-0 lead. Seton Hall quickly responded and scored twice in the top of the fourth after junior Mike Alescio hit a triple, batting home Mike Caputo...

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