SHU softball thriving on veteran-rookie dynamic
Mar22

SHU softball thriving on veteran-rookie dynamic

The Seton Hall softball team swept the Inaugural Pirate Invitational over the past weekend, winning all four contests it played in, and winning three by way of the mercy rule. The Pirates seemed confident, relaxed and poised after fighting off cold weather conditions to take down its opponents. The team returns several starters from last season, and has also added in a few key freshmen newcomers. The upperclassmen core, however, has...

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SHU softball freshman shining in young season
Mar22

SHU softball freshman shining in young season

For most freshman athletes, expectations are usually low. However, Seton Hall catcher Darby Pandolfo has not been just any freshman thus far, as she has been raising the bar with her veteran-like numbers. The Massapequa, N.Y. native began her collegiate career with a bang through the team’s first three games this season. Pandolfo went 8-12 with four doubles, a triple, a home run and seven RBIs, leading the Pirates to three straight...

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Strunk shuts down Hartford in 8-0 victory
Mar19

Strunk shuts down Hartford in 8-0 victory

Pitcher Madison Strunk allowed just two hits on Sunday afternoon as the Pirates shut out Hartford 8-0 at Mike Sheppard Sr. Field. The Pirates had the bats going in this one, however, they got on the board using their base running in the second inning. With runners on first and third, the Pirates executed a picture perfect double steal that brought Valerie Suto home from third to put the Pirates up 1-0. It was in the third inning when...

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Eight-run fourth inning propels SHU softball over Saint Peter’s
Mar19

Eight-run fourth inning propels SHU softball over Saint Peter’s

Fueled by an eight-run fourth inning that included Chelsea Canyon’s first home run as a Pirate, Seton Hall was able to cruise past Saint Peter’s at Mike Sheppard, Sr. Field on Saturday by a score of 11-2 in five innings as part of the Inaugural Pirate Invitational. Seton Hall (12-9-1) has now won its third game in the past two days after recording two wins on Friday. The Pirates racked up 11 total hits and had three players who...

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SHU softball falls to Iowa State as it continues Aggie Invitational
Mar10

SHU softball falls to Iowa State as it continues Aggie Invitational

The Pirates took on the Iowa State Cyclones during day two of the Aggie Invitational hosted by UC Davis, and despite the Pirates’ best efforts they were shut out 2-0 by their opponents. Seton Hall’s record is now 8-7-1. In the first two innings of the game, both teams were held scoreless. In the top of the second, senior Valerie Suto singled to shortstop. Suto’s hit was the Pirates’ only hit of the day. In the bottom of the third,...

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Seton Hall softball ends game in tie against Sacramento State
Mar08

Seton Hall softball ends game in tie against Sacramento State

The Seton Hall Softball team took on Sacramento State this Tuesday. The Pirates put up a fight, but the game was called in extra innings due to darkness. Even with a 2-2 tie, the Hall’s record now stands at 8-5-1 on the season. The game started out very bright for Seton Hall when Alexis Walkden hit a double in the first inning. Senior Lauren Fischer, followed it up with a single on the next at-bat, allowing Walkden to score and put...

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East Carolina lands final punch in Pirate slugfest
Mar05

East Carolina lands final punch in Pirate slugfest

The Seton Hall Pirates fell Sunday to the East Carolina Pirates in their final game of the Louisville Slugger Invitational in Stockton, Cal., 15-14. In a game that featured 29 runs, 19 of which came on home runs, the Pirates from East Carolina had the last laugh as they scored five in the bottom of the seventh to be walk off winners in the Sunday matinee. East Carolina jumped on Seton Hall’s starting pitcher, Reganne Camp, with...

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SHU softball splits day two of Louisville Slugger Tournament
Mar04

SHU softball splits day two of Louisville Slugger Tournament

Seton Hall softball split day two of the Louisville Slugger Tournament on Saturday with a win against Portland State, 8-5, and a loss against the Tournament hosts, Pacific, 0-3. In the bottom of the first inning against Portland State, Alexis Walkden hit her third homerun of the season to open up the scoring and put Seton Hall up 1-0. Portland State scored four runs in the top of the second, but Seton Hall was able to tie up the game,...

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Softball splits doubleheader to start Louisville Slugger Tournament
Mar04

Softball splits doubleheader to start Louisville Slugger Tournament

Seton Hall softball continued its streak road trip by splitting a doubleheader Friday on the first day of the Louisville Slugger Tournament hosted by Pacific University. In their first match-up of the evening, the Pirates were run-ruled in five innings of play by East Carolina University, 8-0. The fourth inning saw a dominant display of offensive firepower from the Pirates of ECU as they mustered three home runs in the inning to give...

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Walkden dominates, earns 30th HR as softball beats Virginia Tech
Feb26

Walkden dominates, earns 30th HR as softball beats Virginia Tech

Coming off double header wins on Saturday, the Seton Hall Pirates took on the Virginia Tech Hokies in their final game of the ECU Pirate Invitational. In a down-to-the-wire game, the Hall took the victory through a tremendous hitting performance, 6-5, ultimately getting revenge on the team that handed the team its first loss. Junior Alexis Walkden got the Pirates off to a riveting start on Sunday morning, as she blasted a two-run home...

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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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