After dropping their first two games at No. 19 Texas Christian, Seton Hall was able to wake up the bats to defeat the Horned Frogs, 7-3, in the series finale on Sunday afternoon. The victory increases the Pirates’ record to 15-17.
The Pirates were guided by starting pitcher Noah Thompson. Thompson tossed 6.2 innings, giving up just five hits while allowing three earned runs. The right-hander exited the game with 101 pitches and six strikeouts, walking only one.
In the batter’s box, Seton Hall exploded for 14 hits, capitalizing on its connections for seven runs. The runs came in spurts for the Pirates, as they scored in four different innings. Their three runs in the sixth innings was the most runs they scored in an individual inning.
The leader in hits for Seton Hall was second basemen Alex Clyde. The freshman went 3-for-4 at the plate, bringing in one RBI. He would also score two runs.
The top of the lineup also produced very efficiently. The top-three hitters in Jerry Huntzinger, Tyler Shedler-McAvoy, and Christian Del Castillo all had two hits each. Del Castillo led the team in RBIs, as he drove in two thanks to the presence of Huntzinger and Shedler-McAvoy being on base frequently.
In total, all nine hitters in the lineup reached base safely at least once. Eight of the nine batters finished the game with at least one hit, with five of Seton Hall’s hitters ending up with multiple hits. In addition, four hitters for the Pirates hit for an extra base hit.
The next contest for the Pirates will be on April 16, as Seton Hall will go up against Monmouth.
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