Pirates win, Leon makes history in crucial series opener
May11

Pirates win, Leon makes history in crucial series opener

Seton Hall baseball secured a monumental home victory on Friday afternoon, defeating St. John’s by a final score of 4-3. The win puts both teams at an even 11-2 record atop the Big East standings heading into their doubleheader on Saturday. Despite the outcome, the game did not begin smoothly for the Pirates. St. John’s was able to jump out to an early 1-0 lead on an RBI by Luke Stampfl. However, the Pirates, headed by Shane McCarthy...

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Cardiac Pirates strike again, with two-out Barracato the hero
Apr08

Cardiac Pirates strike again, with two-out Barracato the hero

After walking off to salvage the second half of its doubleheader on Friday, the Seton Hall softball team pulled off yet another walk-off win on Saturday against Providence, 3-2, at Mike Sheppard Sr. Field. The walk-off came courtesy of freshman Janae Barracato (insert link to feature article), who stepped to the plate in the bottom of the seventh, with teammate Baylee Allender on third and two outs on the board. “I wanted to get...

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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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Is Big East play Seton Hall’s secret weapon against Kansas?
Mar17

Is Big East play Seton Hall’s secret weapon against Kansas?

A neutral site for Seton Hall in Wichita, Kan. will turn largely into a Kansas home game as Jayhawk fans file in on Saturday night at Wintrust Arena. This is no secret to the Pirates, and as far as they know, they have been there, done that. Each Big East game provides a test for teams to prove their worth. A conference that sent six teams to the Big Dance, the Big East has its share of tough road venues to compete in. Playing on the...

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Victory at last – Seton Hall defeats NC State in high-scoring bout
Mar15

Victory at last – Seton Hall defeats NC State in high-scoring bout

Fists were pumping on Seton Hall’s bench with a minute to go. After weathering a Wolfpack run that saw NC State come within three of the Pirates, an 8-0 Pirate run opened the door for history. With a reinvigorated gameplan, Seton Hall drove itself to its first NCAA Tournament victory in 14 years and the seniors’ first of their careers in a 94-83 defeat of NC State in Wichita, Kan. “The four seniors have put so much time, effort...

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With target on his back, Carrington needs to steer clear of Wolfpack press
Mar15

With target on his back, Carrington needs to steer clear of Wolfpack press

The Big East features its share of stout defensive teams, but Seton Hall Pirates has not seen a defense like the one North Carolina State will throw at them in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. Led by first-year head coach Kevin Keatts, the Wolfpack employs a full-court, man-to-man ball pressure scheme with an occasional full-court press thrown in. While plenty of teams in the Big East apply man-to-man ball pressure,...

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Pirates’ Desi Rogriguez is a changed man
Mar15

Pirates’ Desi Rogriguez is a changed man

He came off the bench. He could not shoot threes. He was a little timid. In his freshman season, Desi Rodriguez was just an ordinary player. He did not stand out, partly because of the stellar freshmen he was surrounded by and in large part because he did not understand the college game. Rodriguez came to Seton Hall along with Isaiah Whitehead, his teammate from Abraham Lincoln High School. Whitehead, a five-star a recruit and one of...

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NCAA Tournament seeding in question after early Big East Tournament exit
Mar09

NCAA Tournament seeding in question after early Big East Tournament exit

For the second consecutive year, Seton Hall could not box out. In last year’s Big East Tournament semifinals, the Pirates failed to box out Villanova star Josh Hart in the closing seconds, leading to a putback layup that wound up being the deciding factor. This season, with the clock winding down in the tournament quarterfinals, Butler point guard Kamar Baldwin blew by Seton Hall’s Michael Nzei on a pick and roll and found himself...

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Four multi-run innings help Pirates to fourth win of the season
Mar04

Four multi-run innings help Pirates to fourth win of the season

Following a walk-off defeat to tournament hosts Notre Dame – in which the Pirates led for 8.2 innings – Seton Hall concluded play at the Kissimmee Irish Classic with an 11-3 win over Youngstown State on Sunday morning. The Pirates made the most of their six-hit advantage over the Penguins, as four multi-run innings helped Seton Hall earn its fourth win of the season. Rick DeVito got the start for the Pirates – his third of the season...

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Carrington needed as a scorer for Pirates to achieve dreams
Mar01

Carrington needed as a scorer for Pirates to achieve dreams

Khadeen Carrington scampered down the court with the time ticking down in overtime on Feb. 24 at Madison Square Garden. When the senior guard grabbed hold of the rim and slammed the ball down through the hoop on a fast break, Seton Hall fans throughout the World’s Most Famous Arena erupted, as the team had won what had been a war of attrition with St. John’s. Carrington’s dazzling 22-point performance was the follow-up to another...

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Matt Leon: Seton Hall’s Swiss Army knife
Mar01

Matt Leon: Seton Hall’s Swiss Army knife

No matter the inning, fifth, seventh or ninth, Matt Leon is always ready to step out of the bullpen with the game on the line. Seton Hall’s new closer, Leon is replacing Zach Prendergast who graduated last year and Leon is perhaps the most consistent and versatile relief pitcher this year for coach Rob Sheppard’s Pirates. “Matt is a product of his work ethic and I couldn’t be happier for a young man, who, especially in his senior...

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Wild pitches and throws in the seventh allow Pirates to defeat former Big East foe
Feb25

Wild pitches and throws in the seventh allow Pirates to defeat former Big East foe

After giving up 12 runs in its first two games in the USC Upstate-Wofford Tournament, the Seton Hall baseball team shutout the Pittsburgh Panthers, 1-0, on Saturday night in the final match of the series in Spartanburg, S.C. The Hall was led by a strong six-inning outing by starting pitcher Rick DeVito, as the sophomore right-hander struck out seven while allowing only three hits, two walks, and no runs in his six innings of work....

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