Pandemic sets foundation of culture for softball and baseball programs
Jun12

Pandemic sets foundation of culture for softball and baseball programs

Although at the helm from inside the dugout, softball head coach Paige Smith wants to storm the field for a championship just as much as her players.  Coming off a campaign where the softball program missed the Big East playoffs by .003 of winning percentage, the canceled season due to COVID-19 diminished the potential of a banner year for her players.  Having to ditch the tactics she had been planning since the beginning of...

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Senior Spotlight: consistency marks baseball’s quintet
Apr17

Senior Spotlight: consistency marks baseball’s quintet

After playing their junior seasons away from home due to the construction of Mike Sheppard, Sr. Stadium at Owen T. Carroll Field, the Seton Hall baseball team’s seniors had the 2020 season vanish into thin air due to COVID-19. The Pirates started the 2020 season with 13 games on the road, going 5-8 over that stretch. Then, on March 11, the first day without in-person classes for Seton Hall students, the field was christened with a...

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Baseball sputters on west coast trip
Mar12

Baseball sputters on west coast trip

While spring break travel was tempered slightly for many students due to coronavirus concerns, a spring break excursion continued as planned for the Seton Hall baseball team.  The baseball team spent the last two weekends in California, playing weekend series’ against USC and Saint Mary’s and a midweek game against Fresno State. The Pirates came to California looking to rebound from a series lost to a quality Liberty squad but...

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Baseball team has cause for optimism despite losses to Liberty
Feb29

Baseball team has cause for optimism despite losses to Liberty

Facing the weight of high pre-season expectations, the Seton Hall baseball team started off strong on opening weekend by dispatching Illinois and Milwaukee in blowout fashion 10-2 and 17-1, respectively. However, the bats cooled off markedly during the team’s three game series with Liberty in Virginia this past weekend. The Pirates held of a late Liberty charge to win 5-4 in last Friday’s opener, but lost close games on Saturday and...

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Senior core off to hot start for baseball team
Feb27

Senior core off to hot start for baseball team

Almost a full two weeks into the baseball season, the Pirates have split their first six games to begin the 2020 campaign, going 3-3 with blowout victories over Illinois and Milwaukee and a walk-off loss to No. 20 Wake Forest. Seton Hall is now gearing up for a road trip to California, with seven games in nine days against USC, Fresno State, and Saint Mary’s. Despite the season being young, the returners for the Pirates have already...

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Pirates drop two of three to Liberty
Feb24

Pirates drop two of three to Liberty

The Seton Hall Pirates baseball team lost two out of three games this weekend against Liberty. The weekend began with promise after a 5-4 victory over the Flames on Friday afternoon but quickly turned south with back to back close losses on Saturday and Sunday. The stumbles against the Flames put the Pirates at 3-3 with ample time to go in the season, including the entirety of Big East play. Game one, by far the highlight of the...

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Reliance On Long-Term Players Has Made  Page 13 One-And-Dones A Rare Sight In Big East
Feb21

Reliance On Long-Term Players Has Made Page 13 One-And-Dones A Rare Sight In Big East

Excitement, upsets, and under appreciation are  all  things  that seem to happen withing the Big East  conference of  the  NCAA men’s  basketball program. How- ever, if there was one thing these teams are not used to, it is one and done basketball players. When looking at the Big East conference, it  is incredibly rare to find a one and done, especially compared to other conferences and how often players leave for the NBA after just...

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David Festa primed to help experienced baseball roster
Feb13

David Festa primed to help experienced baseball roster

On a baseball team full of experience, David Festa adds to that despite being only a sophomore. The University’s  reigning Freshman Athlete of the Year is one of the pivotal starting pitchers on a team with hopes of capturing the conference crown. Already holding the role of a weekend starter, it is known Festa is one of the most important cogs of the Pirate program after an impressive first season. “(For mentality and  skill last...

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Baseball will not always reign supreme in the race for wages
Dec05

Baseball will not always reign supreme in the race for wages

Whether it’s hitting fade-away game-winners to win a playoff series or winning back-to-back titles to end a 40-year drought of postseason success, basketball players are steadily gaining notoriety as they come closer to reaping the fruits of labor that baseball players have. No salary cap, more specifically a luxury tax for those that go over the cap, has given baseball leeway to negotiate however much money they want with a player....

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Former Seton Hall great has number retired by Jackals
Sep04

Former Seton Hall great has number retired by Jackals

Isaac Pavlik wore the number 7 with the New Jersey Jackals, which was retired by the independent baseball franchise last Thursday. He is now only one of five players to have his number retired by the organization, including Hall of Fame member Yogi Berra. What is more remarkable about the former Seton Hall pitcher is that his jersey number is almost equal to the number of people he graduated with in high school. In a class of just 12...

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2019 playoff race proves MLB made right call  adding second wild card
Sep04

2019 playoff race proves MLB made right call adding second wild card

Throughout the years, Major League Baseball’s playoff system has undergone numerous tweaks. Beginning in 1903, the teams that finished atop the American League and National League standings played each other in the World Series without any other postseason series. The single-tier playoff format survived expansion in 1961-62 and remained intact until 1969, when the championship series between east and west division champions in...

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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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