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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Westbrook in the right following run-in with unruly fans
May02

Westbrook in the right following run-in with unruly fans

Raucous crowds come with every professional sporting event. When it comes to maintaining home court advantage, a rowdy fan base that gets into the heads of opposing players is invaluable. But in some instances, fans take it too far. That was the case on April 28, when the Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Utah Jazz in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. With a chance to send the series back to Oklahoma City for a Game...

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To find long-term success, NHL must address playoff format
May02

To find long-term success, NHL must address playoff format

When the Atlanta Thrashers relocated and became the Winnipeg Jets in 2011, the NHL was forced into reconsidering the entire scheme of the league. It was the second re-location of an Atlanta NHL franchise, and the move raised competitive and logistical issues to commissioner Gary Bettman, the NHL Players Association and the Board of Governors to work together and realign the league, issues that were not dealt with successfully. While...

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Coach and talent points to optimistic future for tennis
May02

Coach and talent points to optimistic future for tennis

The tennis program at Seton Hall is no stranger to change. For the third time in four years, the Pirates have changed their head coach midway through the season, as coach Kevin McGlynn returned to the Hall. McGlynn led the team to the most successful tenure in its program’s history from 1991-96, and under McGlynn, Seton Hall had accumulated a 70-34 record, the program’s only undefeated season NCAA Tournament berth. “It was an...

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Softball’s seniors near end, but impact will be a constant
May02

Softball’s seniors near end, but impact will be a constant

Like the exit velocity on an Alexis Walkden home run or Allie Prukop line drive, the speed of an Alannah Basile fastball or the quickness of Sara Foster defensively in the infield, four years flew by for the Seton Hall softball class of 2018. As freshmen in the fall of 2014, the four Pirate newcomers came to South Orange with their families – Walkden from Cibolo, Texas, Basile from Levittown, N.Y., Foster from Long Beach, Calif., 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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Yeom snags second in Big East Tournament
May02

Yeom snags second in Big East Tournament

Flushing, N.Y. native Chris Yeom finished tied for second individually, as the Seton Hall men’s golf team finished fourth as a team at the Big East Tournament in Callawassie Island, S.C., which took place from April 29-May 1. Yeom’s team leading score of one-under-par, 71, was sufficient enough to land him in a tie with Marquette’s Matt Murlick in the field of 45 golfers. Marquette’s Hunter Eichhorn took the individual title with a...

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Bats go cold as Stony Brook shuts out Seton Hall
May01

Bats go cold as Stony Brook shuts out Seton Hall

Seton Hall softball could not find their offensive rhythm on Tuesday, as the team dropped its tenth straight game in a 3-0 defeat to Stony Brook. The lack of offense has been a theme lately for the Pirates, as they have scored three runs in their last three contests combined. Coach Paige Smith was “not pleased” with the Pirates’ result, as Seton Hall was unable to make key plays on defense in addition to the difficulty with...

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Seton Hall guard Eron Gordon announces decision to transfer
Apr30

Seton Hall guard Eron Gordon announces decision to transfer

Seton Hall sophomore guard Eron Gordon announced on his Twitter account Monday afternoon that he has decided to “explore other options” in terms of his college search. He did not specify if he has received offers from other colleges. Thank you, Seton Hall ! pic.twitter.com/JgK4zSNKkn — Eron Gordon (@EronGordon1) April 30, 2018 “The past two years have been amazing,” Gordon wrote in his goodbye post. “I want to thank...

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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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Pirates fail to keep up with Villanova in doubleheader sweep
Apr28

Pirates fail to keep up with Villanova in doubleheader sweep

The Seton Hall softball team had its losing streak extended to eight games on Saturday afternoon, as the team dropped both games of a doubleheader with the Villanova Wildcats, 15-7 and then 9-2, in Villanova, Pa. The Pirates are now 18-31 overall and 4-13 in conference play. The first game started out positive for the away side, as Seton Hall took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. The Wildcats then answered back with a three-run...

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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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