Pirates’ offense explodes in win over Wagner
Mar20

Pirates’ offense explodes in win over Wagner

The Seton Hall Pirates baseball team got back into the win column on Wednesday afternoon with an 11-7 win over Wagner.  Brennan O’Neill picked up his first win as a Pirate in just his second career start, allowing three runs and two hits over five innings and striking out two. O’Neill was boosted up by a red-hot Pirate offense, which cranked out 13 hits and 11 runs. Connor Hood and Tyler Shedler-McAvoy each drove in three runs....

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Pirates win two games at Snowbird Classic
Mar18

Pirates win two games at Snowbird Classic

From March 12 to 16, the Seton Hall baseball team was in Port Charlotte, Fla. competing in the Snowbird Classic. Out of the five games that the team played, it won two of them. Heading out of the break, the team sits at a 3-12 record. The Pirates played Bucknell in their first game, winning by a convincing margin of 12-1. Brennan O’Neill started on the mound and pitched four scoreless innings, having seven strikeouts and only giving...

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Pirates split weekend double-header with Virginia
Mar03

Pirates split weekend double-header with Virginia

The Seton Hall Pirates baseball team split its doubleheader with Virginia over the weekend, winning the first game by a final of 3-0 and losing the second, 4-0. The series’ third game, set for Sunday morning, was cancelled due to rain. Noah Thompson had a career day in the first game, holding Virginia scoreless through 8.1 innings while only giving up two hits, walking one batter, and striking out six. A complete team effort helped...

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Freshmen making an instant impact on the diamond
Feb28

Freshmen making an instant impact on the diamond

Making the jump from high school to college baseball is no easy task. With a grueling practice and workout schedule, the always tricky balance between academics and athletics, and travel that no youth level experience can emulate, many freshmen struggle right off the bat. For a handful of Seton Hall’s newcomers, that has not been the case. With 13 freshmen on the roster and a handful of spots up for grabs, coach Rob Sheppard has not...

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Noah Thompson taking starting role in stride
Feb27

Noah Thompson taking starting role in stride

Under coach Rob Sheppard, the Seton Hall baseball program has always held a pivotal principle to its players – earn your role. As a Pirate, opportunities have to be seized. When the chance is there, whoever wants it the most will end up with it. Noah Thompson understands the necessity of hard work, as he has been preparing since the end of last season to become a starter for the pitching staff. Thompson wants to be the guy who handles...

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Pirates lose fifth straight to open season
Feb24

Pirates lose fifth straight to open season

Errors and weak pitching led to the Seton Hall baseball team’s fifth straight loss to open the season, as the squad fell, 2-1, to Dayton on Saturday afternoon. In the previous four games, the Pirates were unable to get a win, but they did not suffer any major errors. Against Dayton, however, Seton Hall racked up two errors which lead to an unearned run in the second inning. The Pirates used five pitchers in nine innings, limiting the...

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Pirates rally comes up short against Farleigh Dickinson
Feb23

Pirates rally comes up short against Farleigh Dickinson

The Seton Hall baseball team overcame a five-run deficit but lost 6-5 to Fairleigh Dickinson in 10 innings on Friday afternoon. Farleigh Dickinson’s Tom Ruscitti hit a walk-off single that scored Tristan Plescia and ended the Pirates’ hopes of picking up their first win of the 2019 season. Farleigh Dickinson jumped out to an early five run lead, knocking out Pirates starter Noah Thompson by scoring one run in the first and four in the...

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Buckeyes complete sweep over Pirates in opening series
Feb17

Buckeyes complete sweep over Pirates in opening series

The Seton Hall baseball team was swept by Ohio State in the Pirates’ opening series of the season with a 5-3 loss on Sunday afternoon in Port Charlotte, Fla. The Buckeyes’ jumped on Seton Hall’s starter, Tyler Burnham, early on as he surrendered three runs in one-third of the first inning. Kobie Foppe scored on a double to left-center by Connor Pohl which advanced Dominic Canzone to third. Canzone would eventually score on a one-out...

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Late rally comes up short as Pirates drop season opener
Feb16

Late rally comes up short as Pirates drop season opener

The Seton Hall baseball team dropped its season opener by a final score of 4-3 to Ohio State in Port Charlotte, Fla. on Friday afternoon. Ricky DeVito, the 2018 Big East Pitcher of the Year and a member of the 2018 All-Big East First Team, took the mound for the Pirates in their opening day matchup. DeVito pitched four innings, allowing only three hits and one run. From the batter’s box, Matt Toke had an impressive outing with a...

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Seton Hall looking to get over the hump after falling short in 2018
Feb14

Seton Hall looking to get over the hump after falling short in 2018

Last season, Seton Hall found itself one win away from winning a Big East title for the first time since 2011.The Pirates fell just short of accomplishing that feat, but the groundwork for the 2019 season was laid in a season-ending loss to St. John’s in the Big East Championship game. Expectations surrounding the program are at an all-time high and rightfully so, as Seton Hall has the foundation in place to not only win the...

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DeVito at the head of Seton Hall’s rotation in 2019
Feb14

DeVito at the head of Seton Hall’s rotation in 2019

In 2018, Ricky DeVito took a leap bullpen piece to ace of the pitching staff and Big East Pitcher of the Year. Now, he is preparing himself to take an even bigger step in 2019. With Shane McCarthy, Billy Layne Jr. and Cullen Dana no longer in the picture, DeVito is at the head of Seton Hall’s starting rotation for the first time in his career. Gone are the days of DeVito turning to his veteran counterparts for advice, as he is now the...

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Baseball prepares for life away from home
Feb14

Baseball prepares for life away from home

It’s one thing to go on the road and win a series against a conference rival, but it’s a whole new ballgame when every game you play is on the road. That is what Seton Hall is forced to deal with in 2019, as Owen T. Carroll is out of commission for the season. With their home ballpark undergoing renovations, the Pirates will take their show on the road for the duration of the year as they try to build on a 2018 season that nearly...

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