Remembering Mike Sheppard Sr.: Seton Hall baseball legend passes away at 82
Apr10

Remembering Mike Sheppard Sr.: Seton Hall baseball legend passes away at 82

The Seton Hall baseball program suffered a major loss on April 6, when legendary coach Mike Sheppard, Sr. passed away at 82. A Seton Hall University Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, Sheppard’s time with the program dated back to the late 1950s, as he played catcher for Owen T. Carroll and the Pirates. Beginning in 1973, Sheppard took over as head coach and remained in that role until 2003. In 31 years, Sheppard led Seton Hall to 998...

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Freshman infielder Clyde spurred by big shoes to fill
Apr10

Freshman infielder Clyde spurred by big shoes to fill

Seton Hall’s baseball team knew that it would have to adjust in both location and in replacing the talent that they lost en route to a runner-up finish in the Big East. Reliable hitters like breakout infielder Rob Dadona, catcher Mike Alescio, rightfielder Ryan Ramiz and shortstop Al Molina all had batting averages above .300. In one of the more bizarre situations, where the team will virtually play all of its games away from home,...

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Shortened contest ends in defeat for Pirates
Apr10

Shortened contest ends in defeat for Pirates

Despite being stopped in the sixth inning due to rain, the Seton Hall baseball lost, 11-8, to Rider on Tuesday afternoon. With the loss, the Pirates drop to 13-15 on the season. The Pirates came out of the gate hot, scoring three runs in the first inning. Rider came back, however, cutting the deficit to one by the end of the inning. The seesaw battle continued in the next inning, though, as Tyler Shedler-McAvoy singled to left center,...

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Bats keep winning streak alive for Pirates
Apr04

Bats keep winning streak alive for Pirates

The Seton Hall Baseball team stayed hot on Tuesday afternoon with a 10-5 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. The win improves the the team’s record to 11-13. In the game, Brennan O’Neill recorded his fourth win of the season. He allowed one run and five hits during his time on the mound. After a run scored by Fairleigh Dickinson in the bottom of the first inning, he quickly adjusted, striking out the side. After the 1-1 tie at the end...

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Toke attributes teamwork to personal success
Apr03

Toke attributes teamwork to personal success

Spirits are high within the Seton Hall baseball team as the Pirates have begun to recover from their early season slump. After going 1-9 in their opening 10 matches of the new year, the Pirates have progressively pieced their record back together with a 10-4 record since their victory over Bucknell in the Snowbird Classic. One of the key figures in the team’s resurgence has been junior infielder Matt Toke. After spending half of last...

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Low ERA by Seton Hall pitchers fuels winning streak
Apr03

Low ERA by Seton Hall pitchers fuels winning streak

The 2019 Seton Hall baseball season was plagued by a sluggish opening month, but the Pirates have warmed up rapidly in the last week. The team has won eight of its last nine games, beating local foes including NJIT, Iona, Wagner, and Monmouth. Ricky DeVito looks to first base on the mound. Sarah Yenesel/Photography Editor Fueling this hot streak has been the timely hitting of familiar contributors, such as Matt Toke and Jerry...

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Pirates dominate Gaels to keep riding hot hand
Apr02

Pirates dominate Gaels to keep riding hot hand

The Seton Hall baseball team dominated the Iona Gaels, 14-3, on Sunday afternoon to extend the team’s streak to winning seven out of eight. The win brings the Pirates’ overall record to 10-13. Christian Del Castillo got things started for the Pirates with a two-out triple in the top of the first. Matt Toke then drove Del Castillo home to give Seton Hall an early lead. Toke later scored on an error to make it 2-0. However, Iona struck...

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Pirates staff combines to no-hit Iona
Mar31

Pirates staff combines to no-hit Iona

The Seton Hall baseball team’s pitching staff combined to throw a no-hitter in Saturday’s 7-0 win over Iona. The no-hitter was the third for the Pirates in the last four seasons. Noah Thompson got the start on the mound for the Pirates and threw for two innings and struck out three. Tyler Burnham then entered in relief and threw 85 total pitches over the next three and two-thirds frames. Photo via SHU Athletics The Pirates used five...

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Baseball rounding into form at the right time as Big East Play approaches
Mar27

Baseball rounding into form at the right time as Big East Play approaches

It took nearly the entire first month of the season, but Seton Hall is finally rounding into the form that propelled the Pirates to the Big East Championship game a year ago. In February, Seton Hall began its season with a trip down to Florida that did not go as planned. The Pirates entered the campaign with high expectations based on their run at the end of last season, but were floored by the competition they faced in Port...

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Huntzinger confidently overcoming challenges
Mar27

Huntzinger confidently overcoming challenges

For a freshman to jump from backup to starter within a year is an impressive feat on its own, but to do so while also changing positions is even more applaudable. Jerry Huntzinger saw the field nine times for the Seton Hall baseball team last season and featured heavily as the team’s back-up catcher. He hit .111 in nine at bats and managed just four RBIs in 2018, but those statistics would have never foreseen the efficiency and...

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Baseball continues hot hand in dominant win over Fairleigh Dickinson
Mar27

Baseball continues hot hand in dominant win over Fairleigh Dickinson

The Seton Hall baseball team extended its winning streak to five games on Wednesday afternoon with an 8-1 win over Fairleigh Dickinson. The win puts the Pirates at 8-12 on the season, and they have outscored opponents 49-15 on the streak. Freshman Cole Patten picked up his first win as a Pirate in the victory. Patten threw a stellar six scoreless innings and struck out eight. In the six innings, Patten also only gave up two hits and...

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Baseball extends winning streak to four with win over NJIT
Mar27

Baseball extends winning streak to four with win over NJIT

The Seton Hall baseball team took down NJIT by a final score of 8-4 in an action-packed game on Tuesday evening, extending its win streak to four games and improving its record to 7-12 overall. By the second inning, the Pirates lead 4-0. David Haberman hit a three RBI homerun to left field, and Steve Grober directly followed that with a solo homerun to left field. Seton Hall tacked on four more runs in the fifth inning, as NJIT walked...

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