Softball sweeps doubleheader, notches ACC opponent win
Feb25

Softball sweeps doubleheader, notches ACC opponent win

The Seton Hall softball team swept its doubleheader on Saturday with victories against Virginia, 4-2, and Coppin State and Virginia, 10-1. The team bounced back after consecutive losses and brought its ECU Pirate Invitational record to 2-2. The first game of the day was a pitcher’s duel to the very end as the Pirates took on Virginia. After falling behind early, the Pirates answered with a three-run third inning to flip the momentum...

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SHU softball struggles with Virginia Tech, Virginia
Feb24

SHU softball struggles with Virginia Tech, Virginia

The Seton Hall softball team lost two games to Virginia Tech, 13-0, and Virginia, 8-1, Friday in an early double-header The first game against Virginia Tech looked promising at first, with the Pirates down just two runs after two innings. However, the Hokies proved to be too much for the Pirates, scoring nine runs in the third inning and eventually winning 13-0 in five innings. The Pirates were held to no hits but did get on base six...

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Seton Hall softball offense on fire in opening weekend
Feb22

Seton Hall softball offense on fire in opening weekend

Seton Hall women’s softball got off to a strong start on its season, sweeping its weekend slate at the Gardner Webb Tournament in Boiling Springs, N.C. from Feb. 18-19. The Pirates won all three games to give them a perfect 3-0 start. Seton Hall was fueled by its offense over its successful weekend, scoring double-digit runs in each game. The Pirates averaged 14 runs per game over the series, scoring 11, 18 and 13, respectively, good...

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SHU softball dominates in undefeated weekend, beats Holy Cross
Feb20

SHU softball dominates in undefeated weekend, beats Holy Cross

The Seton Hall women’s softball team defeated the Holy Cross Crusaders by a score of 13-4 in six innings on Sunday. The Pirates came into the game following two impressive victories against Hampton and Bucknell University, both of which were mercy rule victories. The Pirate offense continued its hot hitting from the start as it scored six runs in the first two innings. The team’s lead increased to 9-0 before Holy Cross scored...

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SHU softball wins doubleheader to start season
Feb18

SHU softball wins doubleheader to start season

The Seton Hall softball team headed south to Boiling Springs, N.C. to begin its 2017 season. In the first two games of a three-game series of the Gardner Webb tournament, the Pirates beat Hampton, 11-1, and Bucknell, 18-8. Game one of the weekend went well, as the Pirates defeated Hampton University 11-1. Seton Hall got on the board in the top of the first via a Darby Pandolfo double, which drove home starting pitcher Lauren Fischer....

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Progress has Pirate softball pumped for season
Feb08

Progress has Pirate softball pumped for season

The Seton Hall women’s softball team will be hitting the field for the first time in over nine months on Friday, Feb. 10 when it takes on Memphis in the Felsberg Invitational. The Pirates’ last game was a loss in Queens to St. John’s on May 8, and the team ended on a six-game losing streak to finish out a 2016 campaign with a record of 20-34. Head coach Paige Smith vows this season will be different. “We’ve been outside on our own...

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SHU’s Lauren Fischer honored at national event
Feb08

SHU’s Lauren Fischer honored at national event

On Jan. 29, one of Seton Hall’s own was recognized at National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Senior softball pitcher and utility player Lauren Fischer received the honor and was recognized at halftime of the women’s basketball game against Butler. “It was really cool,” Fischer said of the award. “It was a really awesome award because it doesn’t really have to do a lot with what you represent as an athlete but as a person, so it was...

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Former Pirates Return for Softball Alumni Game
Sep24

Former Pirates Return for Softball Alumni Game

Several former Seton Hall softball players returned to Mike Sheppard Sr. Field on Saturday morning for the annual Alumni Game as the Pirate community celebrates Seton Hall Weekend. The Alumni team took on the current Seton Hall softball squad, a four-inning contest that ended with a 4-0 victory for the current softball team. While scores and stats were kept, the main focus for all the players that took the field was to have fun. “It’s...

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Seton Hall softball united in #DanniStrong
Sep22

Seton Hall softball united in #DanniStrong

#DanniStrong is a trending motto for the SHU softball team that will not be soon forgotten. For 19-year-old Danielle Kemp, it seemed simple. In early July, she was hit by a pitch in the helmet while at bat, playing for the Stratford Brakettes, a summer league softball team in Connecticut. She thought nothing of it. A few weeks later she started experiencing balance troubles, issues focusing and dizziness. Then she thought that she may...

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Fall ball kicks off for Seton Hall softball
Sep22

Fall ball kicks off for Seton Hall softball

For head coach Paige Smith, the fall softball season is all about finding areas to improve in. It presents an opportunity to see what kind of team she will have come springtime. Sept. 18 marked the beginning of the fall season for the Seton Hall softball team, as it played a doubleheader against Rider and Fordham. The day did not go as planned for the Pirates, pointedly in a 12-0 loss to the Rams of Fordham. Smith knows that there...

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Pirates fall in season finale at St. John’s
May09

Pirates fall in season finale at St. John’s

The Seton Hall softball team ended its 2016 season with a 4-3 loss to the St. John’s Red Storm on Sunday afternoon. Prior to first pitch, the Pirates were in the midst of a 5-game skid looking to end the season on a high note. Seton Hall ultimately finished the season with a 24-30 overall record along with finishing sixth in the Big East with a 7-12 record. The Pirates took the lead in the first inning after an RBI single from Chrisa...

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SHU softball bested by DePaul in doubleheader
Apr30

SHU softball bested by DePaul in doubleheader

The Seton Hall softball team dropped the first two games of a three-game series with the DePaul Blue Demons in a Big East doubleheader on Saturday at Mike Sheppard, Sr. Field, falling 8-3 and 6-2, respectively. The Pirates fall to 24-27 on the year and are now 7-9 in conference play, losing crucial ground in the conference standings. They hold sole possession of sixth place. The top four conference teams qualify for the Big East...

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