Offense makes history in elimination-win over Georgetown
May25

Offense makes history in elimination-win over Georgetown

Following a one-run effort in a 13-inning defeat on Thursday night, the Seton Hall bats made history on Friday afternoon, driving in a Big East Tournament-record 21 runs in a first-round elimination game victory over Georgetown. The victory ends a six-game losing streak for the Pirates in the Big East Tournament. Seton Hall will face the losing side in the St. John’s-Butler semifinal, in a second-round elimination game that is...

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Pirates pitching struggles in midweek loss to NJIT
Apr24

Pirates pitching struggles in midweek loss to NJIT

After completing its first three-game series sweep of the season this past weekend against Butler, the Seton Hall baseball team failed to extend its winning ways on Tuesday, as the Pirates were defeated by the NJIT Highlanders, 10-4, at Owen T. Carroll Field. Dylan Verdonk got the start for the Hall, following a one-inning outing on April 18 against Monmouth that left him frustrated. In that outing, the junior Verdonk allowed three...

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Pirates overpower Princeton with statement 28 runs
Apr11

Pirates overpower Princeton with statement 28 runs

To say that Seton Hall’s offense erupted against Princeton on Wednesday evening would be an understatement. The Pirates’ bats ran riot against the Tigers, highlighted by home runs from freshman Casey Dana and senior Mike Alescio. All told, Seton Hall batted through the entire order in three separate innings and put an impressive 36 runners on base on its way to a 28-8 victory in Princeton, N.J. Four Pirates reached base at least four...

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Heavy hitters outlast Pirates in final game in Hawaii
Mar27

Heavy hitters outlast Pirates in final game in Hawaii

Despite strong outings from two of its freshman pitchers, the Seton Hall baseball team was bested by the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors on Monday night, 3-2, in the final game of the teams’ series in Honolulu, Hawaii. Pirates freshman Tyler Burnham got the start, while fellow freshman Ryan McLinskey came on in relief and pitched the rest of the way in the loss. Burnham pitched five innings, giving up two runs, while striking out three....

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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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Luck of the Fighting Irish: Notre Dame beats Seton Hall in walk-off fashion
Mar04

Luck of the Fighting Irish: Notre Dame beats Seton Hall in walk-off fashion

The Seton Hall baseball team either lead or were tied for 26 out of the 27 outs on Saturday, in its second game of the Kissimmee Irish Classic in Kissimmee, Fla. Tournament hosts Notre Dame did not go away though, and a two-run ninth inning from the Fighting Irish gave Seton Hall a 9-8 loss. Seton Hall’s offensive eruption began very early in the game, as the Pirates got ahead of Notre Dame with four runs in the first two innings. In...

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Amidst a barrage of hits, transfer Nick Dabrio helps Pirates pull off comeback win
Mar03

Amidst a barrage of hits, transfer Nick Dabrio helps Pirates pull off comeback win

The Seton Hall baseball team opened their three-game series in Kissimmee, Fla. on Friday, charging from behind in the seventh inning to win, 14-9, over the Seattle Redhawks. The win improves the Pirates to 3-4 on the season, giving them their first winning streak of 2018. Led by Matt Toke, the Pirates offense put together a season-high 14 runs and 13 hits. The sophomore Toke was able to reach base five times in...

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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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Five-run swing in the fifth spells the end for Seton Hall
Feb25

Five-run swing in the fifth spells the end for Seton Hall

The Seton Hall baseball team were defeated by the Wofford Terriers, 12-5, in the first game of its doubleheader on Saturday in Spartanburg, S.C. The Pirates led 2-1 entering the fifth, but left trailing 6-2 and without their starting pitcher. What seemed like it was going to be a close game, turned into a dominant Terriers victory. Andrew Politi started on the mound for the Pirates, entering the game with a 0-1 record and 5.79 ERA....

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Toke’s first career home run gets Pirates the win over No. 23 NC State
Feb18

Toke’s first career home run gets Pirates the win over No. 23 NC State

After being swept in Friday’s doubleheader to open the season, the Pirates earned an 8-6 win over No. 23 North Carolina State on Sunday in Three Bridges, N.C. Coming off a freshman season where he batted .321, but with no home runs, Matt Toke smacked a three-run home run in the fifth inning to give the Pirates a lead they would not relinquish. The game started with the Pirates storming onto the scene with back-to-back hits by...

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Seton Hall baseball drops doubleheader to No. 23 NC State to start season
Feb16

Seton Hall baseball drops doubleheader to No. 23 NC State to start season

The Pirates lost two close games as they opened up the 2018 baseball season against No. 23 ranked North Carolina State on Friday. The first game started with the Wolfpack taking an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. However, Shane McCarthy pitched well to keep the score the same through the first five innings. Shortstop Al Molina tied up the game in the top of the sixth inning, as hitting a sacrifice fly that allowed...

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Pirates’ bats come up dry in first Big East Tournament game
May26

Pirates’ bats come up dry in first Big East Tournament game

Pitcher Zach Prendergast gave up three runs over 5.2 innings as No. 4 Seton Hall fell to No. 1 Creighton by a score of 4-1 in its first Big East Tournament game Thursday night. The game was scoreless for the first four innings until Creighton scored two runs in the fifth off a two-run home run by Clark Brinkman. The Pirates responded urgently, with Mike Alescio delivering a RBI single in the next inning. However, the Bluejays answered...

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