Pirates fall to Blue Devils in wintery home opener
Mar20

Pirates fall to Blue Devils in wintery home opener

The Seton Hall softball team dropped its non-conference home opener by a score of 6-1, against Central Connecticut State on Tuesday afternoon. Madison Strunk got the start for the Pirates in the circle on a frigid March day. The junior went the distance giving her team seven innings, while striking out three in the process. The Hall fell behind early after the Blue Devils struck first on a Gianna Hathaway RBI-double in the top half of...

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Pirates win in extra innings going away
Mar19

Pirates win in extra innings going away

In an effort fueled by offense, the Seton Hall softball team was able to overcome a Holy Cross comeback to win, 7-4, in the team’s final game in the Fordham Tournament in the Bronx, N.Y. Offense was suppressed on both sides until the third inning, when Holy Cross senior Gabby Muniz scored on a Jackie Brewster single off of Pirates starter Madison Strunk. Strunk, who pitched the whole game for the Pirates, provided a solid effort for...

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Struggles on the mound continue for slumping softball
Mar18

Struggles on the mound continue for slumping softball

The Seton Hall softball team continued its play in the Fordham Tournament on Saturday, falling to hosts Fordham, 9-2, and then Detroit Mercy, 9-6. The two-loss Saturday follows a 10-8 loss on Friday to UMass-Lowell, with struggles on the mound Saturday a carryover from Friday. After falling behind early in the first game, the Pirates were able to take a 2-1 lead against Fordham, thanks to a pair of RBI’s from Baylee Allender and...

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Barracato and Camp lead Pirates to Saturday doubleheader split
Mar11

Barracato and Camp lead Pirates to Saturday doubleheader split

The Seton Hall softball team split its two games on Saturday in the Under Armour Showcase in Clearwater, Fla., falling to the Northern Kentucky Norse, 11-7, before salvaging the day with an extra innings, 4-3 win against Lehigh. The afternoon result ends the Pirates four-game skid, as their record moves to 12-11. Despite the fact that the Pirates scored their most runs in nine games against the Norse of Northern Kentucky, it was a...

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Pirates suffer two-loss Friday as losing streak extends to three
Mar10

Pirates suffer two-loss Friday as losing streak extends to three

The Seton Hall softball team lost in both games on Friday to start the five-game Under Armour Showcase, falling first to the South Dakota State Jackrabbits 6-1, and then to the Loyola University of Chicago Ramblers, 12-0, in Clearwater, Fla. Madison Strunk entered the first game with a 3-2 record, looking to make amends for a loss on March 7, in which the Pirates were victims of the mercy rule against South Florida. However, things...

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Strunk’s pitching helps Pirates sneak past Buffalo
Mar05

Strunk’s pitching helps Pirates sneak past Buffalo

On the back of starting pitcher Madison Strunk, the Seton Hall softball team came away with a victory on Sunday, 2-0, against the Buffalo Bulls in Madeira Beach, Fla. After pitching three scoreless innings in the Pirates 4-3 win over Central Arkansas the night before, Strunk was not fazed by the tight, low-scoring affair, as she turned in seven shutout innings. Seton Hall’s offense started quickly, as the Pirates got a run across in...

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Pirates notch come-from-behind win to avoid Saturday sweep
Mar04

Pirates notch come-from-behind win to avoid Saturday sweep

In its second-straight day of doubleheaders, the Seton Hall softball team split its two games on Saturday in Madeira Beach, Fla., losing 4-2 to the Loyola Chicago Ramblers before coming back to win 4-3 over the Central Arkansas Bears. With the results, Seton Hall moves to 3-1 on the weekend and 10-7 on the season. Chrisa Head started the first game for the Pirates and surrendered two runs in the first. Head gave up a leadoff single,...

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Seton Hall’s offense has every answer for Virginia’s offense in weekend-ending win
Feb25

Seton Hall’s offense has every answer for Virginia’s offense in weekend-ending win

The Seton Hall softball team defeated the Virginia Cavaliers on Sunday morning, 9-7, to close out the UNC Greensboro Invitational in Greensboro, N.C. Down by one before even going up to bat, the Pirates responded by scoring three runs in the bottom of the first off of Alexis Walkden’s fourth home run of the year, and never gave up the lead from there. Each time Virginia scored in the top half of the inning – excluding the seventh...

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Walkden homerun coupled with Camp’s pitching helps Pirates split Saturday doubleheader
Feb25

Walkden homerun coupled with Camp’s pitching helps Pirates split Saturday doubleheader

The Seton Hall softball team split its doubleheader in Greensboro, N.C. on Saturday, in what was a reversal of fortune of Friday’s results. Following an extra-innings win against Appalachian State on Friday, the Pirates were defeated by the Mountaineers, 4-0, before beating the same University of North Carolina Greensboro team they had lost to the night before, 2-1. In the first game of the double-header for the Pirates, Mountaineers...

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Arteaga’s hot start: How a ballerina from California made her way to Seton Hall
Feb22

Arteaga’s hot start: How a ballerina from California made her way to Seton Hall

Hailey Arteaga was not always destined to be a softball player, at least not according to her mom, Rebeca Cook. A gymnast, Cook never envisioned her daughter playing softball. She thought she would be a ballerina. “‘There’s no way [she will play softball],” Cook often remarked. “She’s going to be a ballet dancer.’” But it was Arteaga’s father, Michael, a former baseball player, who nudged his daughter toward a career in cleats and not...

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Softball’s offense showing capability mixed with inconsistency
Feb21

Softball’s offense showing capability mixed with inconsistency

The Seton Hall softball team began its season in the Lone Star State – home to six of its players – beginning in San Antonio, Texas at the UTSA Softball Classic from Feb. 9 to 10, before traveling to the Sam Houston State tournament in Huntsville, Texas the following weekend. The Pirates battled to a 4-2 record during the opening six games, but dropped the final two games on Feb. 17 to fall to 4-4. Though the season is still young,...

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Plagued by errors, Pirates drop both games in final day of Bearkat Classic
Feb17

Plagued by errors, Pirates drop both games in final day of Bearkat Classic

The Seton Hall Softball team (4-4 overall) ended its stay in Huntsville, Texas on Saturday with a pair of losses in what was the second day of the Bearkat Classic. The day began with a 4-3 loss to the Wichita State Shockers and finished with a loss to the No. 4 Washington Huskies by a score of 10-0. The Seton Hall defense was a major problem all weekend as the Pirates finished with 10 errors in the four games they played in...

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