Pirates pitching struggles in midweek loss to NJIT
Apr24

Pirates pitching struggles in midweek loss to NJIT

After completing its first three-game series sweep of the season this past weekend against Butler, the Seton Hall baseball team failed to extend its winning ways on Tuesday, as the Pirates were defeated by the NJIT Highlanders, 10-4, at Owen T. Carroll Field. Dylan Verdonk got the start for the Hall, following a one-inning outing on April 18 against Monmouth that left him frustrated. In that outing, the junior Verdonk allowed three...

Read More
With one out to spare, three-run eighth inning gives Pirates series sweep
Apr23

With one out to spare, three-run eighth inning gives Pirates series sweep

The Seton Hall baseball team took down Butler on Sunday, 7-5, for a three-game series sweep in Indianapolis, Ind. The win allows the Pirates to stay in second place in the Big East, at 5-1, with an overall record of 17-14-1. The lead traded hands three times in total, with Butler starting in front, but, Seton Hall ending in front. In the eighth inning, with two outs and nobody on base, Seton Hall managed to score three runs, with a...

Read More
Pirates defeat Butler on early burst of offense
Apr21

Pirates defeat Butler on early burst of offense

The Seton Hall baseball team defeated Butler on Friday, 6-1, in the first game of a three-game series in Indianapolis, Ind., powered by a high-scoring second inning and dominant pitching. Butler scored its only run at Bulldog Park in the first inning, with Gehrig Parker coming home from third base on an RBI-single from Connor Christman. The run gave Butler its only taste of the lead all game. On the mound, Seton Hall’s Shane McCarthy,...

Read More
Pitchers struggle in blowout loss to Monmouth
Apr18

Pitchers struggle in blowout loss to Monmouth

The Seton Hall baseball team had a tough outing against in-state rival Monmouth Wednesday as the Hawks jumped on the Pirates early en route to a 10-3 victory. John LaRocca got things started for the Hawks with a leadoff double off of Billy Layne Jr., which was followed by two consecutive singles, bringing LaRocca across the plate. Layne appeared to get things under control after striking out two straight, but after hitting Matt Graber...

Read More
Versatile Hood filling in the gaps for Pirates
Apr18

Versatile Hood filling in the gaps for Pirates

Every baseball team needs a utility man, someone who can step in to any position seamlessly. For the Seton Hall Pirates, that man is Connor Hood, a sophomore from Glen Rock, Pa. Hood has broken out at first base this season, even though he was primarily a shortstop in high school. Hood has showed the glove and arm to play just about any position in the infield. Those diverse skills are what drew the Seton Hall coaching staff to Hood...

Read More
Pirates split Saturday doubleheader and take first Big East series
Apr15

Pirates split Saturday doubleheader and take first Big East series

South Orange, N.J. – The Seton Hall baseball team played game two and the rubber match of its three-game series with Xavier on Saturday. The Pirates fell to the Musketeers earlier in the afternoon, 5-3, but were able to respond and clinch their Big East-opening series with a 9-6 victory in the second game of the day. With the score tied at two apiece in game one, the Musketeers broke the game open in the top of the sixth inning, as...

Read More
Pirates pick up Big East opener as Sheppard wins 400th career game
Apr13

Pirates pick up Big East opener as Sheppard wins 400th career game

The Seton Hall baseball team defeated the Xavier Musketeers, 4-3, on Friday evening in the team’s Big East opener at Owen T. Carroll Field. The win was the Pirates’ fourth straight, improving the team’s record to 13-12-1 on the season. In addition to the conference opener, the game took on added meaning, as it was the birthday of Head Coach Emeritus Mike Sheppard, the father of current head coach Rob Sheppard. And as if a win on...

Read More
Pirates overpower Princeton with statement 28 runs
Apr11

Pirates overpower Princeton with statement 28 runs

To say that Seton Hall’s offense erupted against Princeton on Wednesday evening would be an understatement. The Pirates’ bats ran riot against the Tigers, highlighted by home runs from freshman Casey Dana and senior Mike Alescio. All told, Seton Hall batted through the entire order in three separate innings and put an impressive 36 runners on base on its way to a 28-8 victory in Princeton, N.J. Four Pirates reached base at least four...

Read More
Molina endures road less traveled to become SHU baseball linchpin
Apr11

Molina endures road less traveled to become SHU baseball linchpin

Seton Hall senior shortstop Al Molina does not hesitate when diving for a line drive through the gap. He has experienced lows before. A standout for Red Bank Catholic High School, Molina was handed what seemed on the surface like two golden tickets during his senior season of high school in 2014. As it turned out, those tickets were fool’s gold. Molina had to choose between going pro after getting drafted in the 29th-round by the...

Read More
Pirates fall to Wagner
Apr04

Pirates fall to Wagner

The Seton Hall baseball team lost to Wagner for the first time since 2010 after falling 4-2 on Wednesday. The Pirates pitched well overall, but could not stack up enough offense against the Seahawks. The game started with drama, as Seton Hall got out of a bases-loaded jam thanks to a diving catch made in center field. However, the umpires changed the call and made Seton Hall come back and pitch, down 1-0 due to the ruling. The Pirates...

Read More
Pinkman settling in as Seton Hall pitching coach
Apr04

Pinkman settling in as Seton Hall pitching coach

During the summer of 2017, Seton Hall’s baseball team was dealt a major blow when veteran pitching coach and program alumnus Phil Cundari left South Orange after 19 seasons to assume the same position with in-state rival Rutgers. The departure of Cundari, the 2011 National Pitching Coach of the Year, left a big void on the Seton Hall coaching staff. Wisely, coach Rob Shepherd moved swiftly in finding a new pitching coach who is no...

Read More
Alescio, Dadona and Molina serve as crucial bats in Pirates’ order
Apr04

Alescio, Dadona and Molina serve as crucial bats in Pirates’ order

As the Seton Hall baseball team enters its home stretch of games before Big East play, the team is building on a season filled with both inconsistency and promise. Following its matchup against Wagner on April 4, the Pirates sit at 9-12-1 on the year. Coach Rob Sheppard has gotten his squad to contribute in a variety of ways, both in the batter’s box and on the mound. However, no contributions have been more evident than those of Mike...

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest