Over the weekend, the Seton Hall softball team travelled to Conway, South Carolina to compete in the Chanticleer Classic. The team went 1-3.
In the first game on Friday, Seton Hall took on Coastal Carolina University and lost by a final score of 4-6. In the first three innings of the game, Coastal Carolina took the lead early by scoring four runs. Then, in the fifth inning, the Pirates scored three from a home-run by Janae Barracato and an RBI single from Darby Pandolfo. In the sixth, Coastal was able to score two more runs, making its lead 6-3.
In the seventh inning, Pandolfo was able to score again on a double steal to cut the deficit to two runs, but that was all that the Pirates could muster up. Each team had seven hits with Seton Hall recording their third clean game of the season with no errors in the field.
The Pirates fall to Coastal Carolina once more to start off the second day of the Chanticleer Showdown on Saturday. The game picked up in the second and third innings, where CCU was able to score their first three runs on three singles. In the fifth inning, the Chanticleers were able to score three more with a home run and a double and then scored their final run in the sixth inning with an RBI walk making the final score 7-0. For the second straight game, Seton Hall had a clean game with no errors in the field.
As the Pirates moved on to their second game of the day, they took another loss against the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The final score was 6-0 and UMBC started off the game early with a lead in the first inning with a two run home-run. The second and third inning were quiet, but in the fourth, UMBC were able to score four more runs, increasing their lead 6-0.
The team was, however, able to take home a win in the final game on Sunday against Iona with a score of 4-3. In the first inning, Payton Beaver hit a single which brought in a run for the Pirates leading 1-0. In the second, third, and fourth inning, Iona was able to score a run each inning taking the lead 3-1. In the bottom of the fourth, though, Jaden Tate hit a solo homer to lessen the deficit for Seton Hall by one. Then, in the fifth inning, Baylee Allender was able to contribute with another solo homer for the team to tie the game up at three. Finally, in the bottom of the sixth Tate once again hit another single homer to score the last run of the game putting up the Pirates by one and securing the win 4-3. Along with a great offensive game, freshman pitcher Shelby Smith earned the win by pitching three scoreless innings.
Next, the Pirates will travel for the first of two tournaments in Florida when they head to Madeira Beach, Florida to take part in the The Spring Games from Feb. 28 to March 1.
Jenna Powell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find her on Twitter @jennap0well.