Alumni softball game brings together past and present
Oct23

Alumni softball game brings together past and present

The Seton Hall softball team welcomed back former players on Sunday for the team’s annual alumni game. The game lasted four innings, with the players of 2017-18 taking down those brought together from years’ past by a final score of 2-0. The two runs for the 2017-18 Pirates came in the first inning via an RBI double with no outs and an error with two outs. That being said, the score, as clearly evident from the constant embrace...

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Out with the old: SHU gets new batting cages
Sep27

Out with the old: SHU gets new batting cages

In the world of college sports, facilities are everything. They are crucial when it comes to practice, preparation and recruiting, and now, the facilities for the Seton Hall baseball and softball teams have received an upgrade. Thanks to some fundraising efforts and an idea by head softball coach Paige Smith, both the baseball and softball teams now have new batting cages. “They’re beautiful,” Smith said of the cages. “I think the...

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Softball pitcher Strunk finds passion in special education teaching
Sep07

Softball pitcher Strunk finds passion in special education teaching

Softball pitcher Madison Strunk is, in ways, following the career path of her mom, even though her mom did not always want it that way. Strunk’s mother, Paige Sharp, is now a realtor, but when Strunk was growing up, her mom was a teacher of special needs children. Now, about eight years later, Strunk wants to teach special needs children as well. “I would always spend time [in her classes]. She would teach summer school and I’d always...

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Pirates’ bats silenced in loss to St. John’s
May06

Pirates’ bats silenced in loss to St. John’s

With their Big East Tournament hopes hanging in the balance, the Pirates got off on the wrong foot Saturday afternoon with a 2-1 loss to the St. John’s Red Storm. Offense has been the story for the Pirates this season, but on Saturday it was the exact opposite, as the offense could only muster one hit on the day. That hit was a solo home run off the bat of Noel Lent in the fourth inning which put the Pirates up 1-0 at the time. Seton...

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SHU softball falls short in late run against Butler
Apr30

SHU softball falls short in late run against Butler

The Seton Hall softball team dropped the rubber match of its three-game series against Butler, 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. Kaitlin Doud had the start for the Bulldogs, and ultimately got the better of the Pirates’ Reganne Camp. Butler opened up the scoring with a three-run top of the third to give it the early lead. Jenna Foreman got the inning started with a single, and following a walk by Brandyce Sallee, Madi Christiansen drilled a...

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Seton Hall softball splits doubleheader with Butler
Apr29

Seton Hall softball splits doubleheader with Butler

The Seton Hall Pirates opened up their three-game series against the Butler Bulldogs with a doubleheader at home on Saturday. The Pirates lost game one 9-3 but turned it around to win the second game 10-3. Butler struck first with a two-out double by the starting pitcher Kaitlin Doud to put the Bulldogs up 1-0 at the top of the second inning. The Pirates answered back in home half of the inning with a two-run home run by Chrisa Head...

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SHU softball nearly rallies back to beat Providence College
Apr25

SHU softball nearly rallies back to beat Providence College

Seton Hall softball lost 8-7 to Providence College on Saturday. The Pirates’ record is now 20-19-1. In the top of the first inning, Sara Foster singled through the left side. Valerie Suto grounded out, but Foster made to second. Alexis Walkden singled, sending Foster to third base. Walkden stole second but was left stranded. In the bottom of the first, Providence scored two runs to lead 2-0. In the second inning, Hailey Arteaga...

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Pirates’ extra base hits have them on Big East Tourney bubble
Apr19

Pirates’ extra base hits have them on Big East Tourney bubble

Seton Hall softball has begun its 2017 campaign in fashion, and as it dives into conference play midway through the season, the Pirates currently lead the nation in doubles per game. With 73 doubles in 38 games, the Pirates’ 1.92 doubles per game have opened eyes nationally and are known as the strength of Seton Hall. Minnesota and Tennessee are the only two other teams who have put more runners on second, but the Pirates’ efficiency...

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SHU softball dons gold laces for pediatric cancer
Apr19

SHU softball dons gold laces for pediatric cancer

While Seton Hall softball was able to pick up a dramatic walk-off victory over Hofstra University on April 11 at Mike Sheppard, Sr. Field, there was a much bigger cause that each team was playing for than the names on their uniforms. The game was also supporting the Go4theGoal Foundation with Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer. Both teams donned gold laces on their cleats during the game, and programs with Go4theGoal’s mission were also...

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Seton Hall shuts out Central Connecticut State in 6-0 victory
Apr18

Seton Hall shuts out Central Connecticut State in 6-0 victory

During the middle of a packed schedule filled with Big East matchups, the Seton Hall softball team traveled to New Britain, Conn. to play its first non-conference game since last week, and the recently struggling Pirates topped Central Connecticut State in a 6-0 victory on Tuesday. In a series sweep by Creighton this past weekend, the Hall was batting .200 and had scored five runs in those three games. The bats came alive on Tuesday...

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SHU softball suffers another close loss in series finale with Creighton
Apr15

SHU softball suffers another close loss in series finale with Creighton

The Seton Hall softball team (19-17-1, 5-6-0) lost a close contest by a score of 4-3 to the Creighton Bluejays (14-22, 5-6) Saturday afternoon in Omaha, Neb. After dropping both games in a Friday doubleheader, the Pirates were looking to salvage the final game of a three-game set. Seton Hall sent sophomore Chrisa Head to the mound to face the Creighton lineup. The Bluejays got off to a hot start in the bottom of the first, as they...

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Seton Hall goes winless in competitive doubleheader against Creighton
Apr15

Seton Hall goes winless in competitive doubleheader against Creighton

The Seton Hall softball team showed a valiant effort to redeem a shutout loss in the first game of the doubleheader but ultimately fell short. After losing by eight in six innings in game one, the Hall suffered a 3-2 defeat in extra innings to the Jays of Creighton in game two. Through the first three innings, the game was relatively close with Creighton only scoring one run in each inning. Junior utility Sarah Foster doubled down the...

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