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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Pirates put on rally caps to split Friday doubleheader
Feb16

Pirates put on rally caps to split Friday doubleheader

The Seton Hall softball team split their Friday doubleheader of the Bearkat Classic in Huntsville, Texas, falling to Northern Colorado, 5-0, before beating hosts Sam Houston State in thrilling, come-from-behind fashion, 10-6. The first game did not fare too well for the Pirates, as the Bears of Northern Colorado put four runs past Pirate pitcher Reganne Camp, who had allowed just one run in her first 14 innings pitched heading into...

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Camp’s complete game helps Pirates split season-opening doubleheader
Feb10

Camp’s complete game helps Pirates split season-opening doubleheader

The Seton Hall softball team started its 2018 season by splitting a doubleheader on Friday, defeating the Abilene Christian Wildcats 2-0 and later falling to the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders 3-2 in what was the first day of the UTSA Softball Classic in San Antonio, Texas. Game one of the doubleheader ended as a dominant win by the Pirates. Seton Hall was led by sophomore pitcher Reganne Camp, who fired a four-hit complete...

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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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