South Orange, N.J. – The Seton Hall baseball team broke a scoreless deadlock in the bottom of the sixth inning on Saturday afternoon and never looked back, defeating Villanova, 2-1, for its sixth straight in-conference win.
For most of the game, both teams showed tremendous effort in pitching, with only six hits registered between the sides. Pirates right-hander Ricky DeVito pitched a six-inning game, allowing only three hits during his time on the mound. After pitching a career-best eight inning shutout en-route to earning Big East Pitcher of the Week, the sophomore DeVito secured his third win of the season, as he fanned nine batters.
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Leading off in the bottom of the sixth inning, third baseman Sebastiano Santorelli exhilarated the dugout with a double to right field. Two pitches later, shortstop Al Molina struck a ball to right field that gave The Hall its first run and lead in the game.th Evando Thompson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @Thompsev.