Late collapse sees Pirates fall to Creighton in Big East Tournament
May24

Late collapse sees Pirates fall to Creighton in Big East Tournament

Fourth seed Seton Hall fell short against first seed Creighton in the first round of the Big East Baseball Tournament by a score of 10-9 on Thursday afternoon. The Pirates dropped an 8-4 lead heading into the eighth inning following a near hour long delay due to lightning. The Bluejays put three runs past Seton Hall in the bottom of the eighth before Jared Wegner scored the winning run on an error by Matt Toke at first base on a...

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Pirates sweep doubleheader against Georgetown
May12

Pirates sweep doubleheader against Georgetown

The Seton Hall baseball team swept its doubleheader today to come closer to a postseason berth, defeating Georgetown 7-1 in game one and 6-2 in game two. Today’s wins followed a narrow 6-5 triumph against Georgetown yesterday and completed a three game sweep of the Hoyas. Sarah Yenesel/ Former Photography Editor Both games were highlighted by stellar outings from Pirate starting pitchers. Noah Thompson started game one and allowed...

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Pirates rout Lafayette in big win
May01

Pirates rout Lafayette in big win

Freshman Nick Payero took a perfect game into the seventh inning as Seton Hall defeated Lafayette 7-1 at Kamine Stadium. In his best game of the season, Payero retired 18 straight batters before a leadoff walk in the seventh ended the perfect game bid. The pitcher still didn’t allow a hit, giving up just one unearned run over 6.2 innings with one walk and six strikeouts to help the Pirates to their 20th win of the season. Both Tyler...

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Matthys uses mental fortitude to spur turnaround
May01

Matthys uses mental fortitude to spur turnaround

Whether she’s giving her best Freddie Mercury impression pregame or leading cheers in the dugout during the game, nobody can deny Katherine Matthys’ talent off the field. However, this year she is showcasing her talent on the field as well. “I can’t say enough about the person she is and the growth that she has made in her game is just a combination of the work she put in and her amazing trust that she has in our awesome hitting...

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Allender developing into consistent presence
May01

Allender developing into consistent presence

The Allender family is not unaccustomed to the game of softball, especially playing it in a blue and white uniform at the collegiate level. Baylee Allender was raised by a former Creighton Bluejay in her mother, Teir and watched her older sister Kelsey follow suit as she went on to play for Creighton between 2013 and ‘16. Playing softball in Omaha, Nebraska seemed almost inevitable for Baylee as well, but the sophomore infielder chose...

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Extra base hits have been key to softball’s success
May01

Extra base hits have been key to softball’s success

After numerous trips to warmer locales in February and March, a grueling Big East schedule that included trips to Chicago and Providence, and a few picture-perfect weather days in South Orange, the softball team will be playing its final series of the regular season in Omaha, Nebraska against Creighton over the weekend. The team wrapped up a three-game series against Georgetown, taking two of three games from the Hoyas. The series was...

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Three siblings cross the globe to attend Seton Hall
May01

Three siblings cross the globe to attend Seton Hall

The Goncuoglu siblings, Meliksah, Afra and Berire, are a Seton Hall family from Istanbul, Turkey, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. The oldest Pirate in the family is Meliksah, who graduated from Seton Hall in 2017 with a double major in diplomacy and international relations and economics. The Goncuoglu siblings, Meliksah, Afra and Berire, are from Istanbul, Turkey and all have Pirate Pride. They said they will always have a...

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Comeback seals Pirates series victory
Apr29

Comeback seals Pirates series victory

The Seton Hall baseball team capped off a three-game series against the Butler Bulldogs with a 9-4 win at Jackson Kaiser Stadium in Queens, New York on Sunday afternoon in the rubber match of the set. In David Festa’s seventh game start on the season for Seton Hall, the freshman threw five innings while allowing three runs and striking out eight in 92 total pitches. Festa’s ERA fell under 4.00 following his Sunday start to...

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Women’s golf places third at Big East Championship
Apr29

Women’s golf places third at Big East Championship

This past weekend was the culmination of it all for the Seton Hall women’s golf team and its 2018-19 campaign, a sweet chance for a year’s worth of work and season-long dreams to be realized with a hopeful Big East title. The Big East tournament, featuring the conference’s six women’s golf programs – Xavier, Georgetown, St. John’s, Butler, Creighton and Seton Hall, was the task on hand. The Pirates put forth a good effort in the...

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Softball’s high batting  averages spark winning ways
Apr24

Softball’s high batting averages spark winning ways

As the Seton Hall softball team looks ahead to series against Georgetown and Creighton to end the season, it will turn toward its fearless leader on the mound, Reganne Camp, for support. Camp has been an absolute workhorse for the Pirates so far this season. Whether it be starting a game or closing one out, Camp has been consistently called upon by head coach Paige Smith to shut down the opposition. In being called upon so often, Camp...

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Pirates split doubleheader with Lehigh
Apr24

Pirates split doubleheader with Lehigh

The Seton Hall softball team went 1-1 in their doubleheader clash with Lehigh, extending their record to 20-22 on the season. Seton Hall took the first game 9-7 while Lehigh recovered from their first game defeat with an 6-0 victory. Lehigh started the first game well with six runs in the opening three innings, four of which came in the top of the third. Down by three to the Mountain Hawks at the bottom of the fourth, the Pirates...

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Seton Hall announces 2019 Hall of Fame class
Apr24

Seton Hall announces 2019 Hall of Fame class

On April 22, Seton Hall announced its 2019 Hall of Fame class consisting of two former administrators, a former soccer standout, one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball history, a home run-happy softball star and a local product who evolved into one of the best facilitators in Seton Hall women’s basketball history. Larry Keating, Joseph LaSala, Eion Monahan, Rich Scheid, Ka-Diedre Simmons and Laura Taylor will all enter the...

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