One last test to ace for Seton Hall baseball
May24

One last test to ace for Seton Hall baseball

The Seton Hall baseball team will head to Prasco Park on Thursday, to compete in its first game of the 2018 Big East Tournament in Mason, Ohio. The Pirates enter the double-elimination playoff as the second seed in a field of four, with a 13-4 record in-conference that surpassed any mark the team had managed in the four seasons following Big East reconfiguration in 2013. Grounded by mature veterans throughout the lineup and rooted by...

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Pirates come up empty in doubleheader vs. St. John’s
May12

Pirates come up empty in doubleheader vs. St. John’s

Seton Hall dropped both games of a doubleheader with St. John’s on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Owen T. Caroll field, 2-1 and 6-3, respectively. The two-game set was also the last games at home for the eight seniors honored in the pregame ceremonies. Ricky DeVito got the start in the first game for the Pirates. Despite picking up the loss, the right-hander put together a quality start, going 5.2 innings without an earned run...

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Pirates win, Leon makes history in crucial series opener
May11

Pirates win, Leon makes history in crucial series opener

Seton Hall baseball secured a monumental home victory on Friday afternoon, defeating St. John’s by a final score of 4-3. The win puts both teams at an even 11-2 record atop the Big East standings heading into their doubleheader on Saturday. Despite the outcome, the game did not begin smoothly for the Pirates. St. John’s was able to jump out to an early 1-0 lead on an RBI by Luke Stampfl. However, the Pirates, headed by Shane McCarthy...

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Team effort lifts Seton Hall to victory over Rider
May08

Team effort lifts Seton Hall to victory over Rider

Seton Hall used power in the batter’s box and mastery on the mound to secure a 5-3 victory at home over Rider University on Tuesday afternoon. Contributions were made by a variety of players to improve the Pirates to a 24-16-1 record. On offense, the Pirates were able to get runs from the bats of multiple players in their lineup. In the outburst, a different player for the Pirates drove in each run. Eight different players reached...

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Layne’s dominant effort on the mound leads Pirates to win over Creighton
May06

Layne’s dominant effort on the mound leads Pirates to win over Creighton

A third inning rally helped the Pirates take the rubber game of the series against Creighton, as they defeated the Bluejays by a final score of 3-0. The positive momentum on the mound from Saturday’s victory over Creighton carried over into Sunday afternoon. Between starter Billy Lane Jr. and closer Matt Leon, the Pirates only gave up three hits to a usually potent Creighton offense. Lane was dominant for the Pirates, throwing 8.1...

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Pirates even series against Creighton behind strong outing from Devito
May06

Pirates even series against Creighton behind strong outing from Devito

The Seton Hall Pirates baseball team took home its ninth Big East win of the season on Saturday night, edging Creighton by a final of 2-1. It was a great game for fans who love pitching, as Seton Hall sophomore Ricky Devito turned 6.2 innings of five-hit ball in the victory. The Pirates now stand at 22-16-1 (9-2). Creighton was able to get on the board first, after a one out RBI double by Ryan Mantle allowed the Bluejays to take an...

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Missed opportunities plague Seton Hall in loss to Creighton
May05

Missed opportunities plague Seton Hall in loss to Creighton

Despite having a number of opportunities, Seton Hall was unable to capitalize against Creighton University on Friday night, ultimately falling by a final score of 4-2. The loss gives the Pirates a 21-16-1 record and it snaps their four-game winning streak. Although the Pirates had difficulty reaching base throughout the game, they were able to put themselves in spots to put runs on the board. In the first four innings of the game,...

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Pitching leads Pirates to historic start in Big East play
May02

Pitching leads Pirates to historic start in Big East play

The Seton Hall baseball team is accomplishing feats that have not occurred since before the Pirates’ current players were born. Seton Hall has won eight of its first nine Big East games, taking two out of three against Xavier, and more recently sweeping Butler and Villanova. The last time Seton Hall had such a dominant start was 29 years ago, when the 1989 Pirates won 13 of their first 14 Big East contests. Despite midweek losses...

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Alescio a success story around the plate
May02

Alescio a success story around the plate

Over the last few years, Seton Hall has developed a reputation of having stellar pitchers. In 2017, three members of the Pirate pitching staff were selected in the MLB draft in Chris Morris, Zach Schellenger and Shane McCarthy, with McCarthy electing to stay for one more year. Each of them are different but had one thing in common: their catcher, Mike Alescio. Alescio, a senior, has held the starting catcher role for three seasons and...

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Seton Hall and St. John’s in a league of their own
May02

Seton Hall and St. John’s in a league of their own

The Seton Hall baseball team, along with Big East-leading St. John’s, stand atop the standings with a combined conference record of 19-2. The other five teams in the conference have just 16 wins between them. Butler, at 4-4, is the only other team without a losing conference record. The Pirates and Red Storm are not just pacing the conference, the two frontrunners have blown the rest of the Big East out of the water in 2018. St....

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Layne Jr. dazzles as Pirates pick up second consecutive conference sweep
Apr29

Layne Jr. dazzles as Pirates pick up second consecutive conference sweep

The Seton Hall baseball team completed its sweep of the Villanova Wildcats with an 11-2 win on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Pirates moved to 20-15-1 on the year and 8-1 in the Big East, the team’s best start in-conference since 1989. Billy Layne Jr. took the mound for The Hall and set the tone for the Pirates early. Never facing any true threat, Layne Jr. breezed through the Wildcat lineup with nine strikeouts through...

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Timely hitting lifts Seton Hall to sixth straight conference win
Apr28

Timely hitting lifts Seton Hall to sixth straight conference win

South Orange, N.J. – The Seton Hall baseball team broke a scoreless deadlock in the bottom of the sixth inning on Saturday afternoon and never looked back, defeating Villanova, 2-1, for its sixth straight in-conference win.  For most of the game, both teams showed tremendous effort in pitching, with only six hits registered between the sides. Pirates right-hander Ricky DeVito pitched a six-inning game, allowing only three hits during...

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