Pirates strong non-conference schedule to open season
Feb21

Pirates strong non-conference schedule to open season

Although there is still snow in some places. college baseball is in full swing and the Seton Hall Pirates have started another spring season. Last season, the Pirates finished 29-24, including a 10-8 record in Big East play. That mark was enough to make it to the four-team Big East Tournament, where their season ended after two losses. From Feb. 16 to 18, the Pirates opened their season with a win and two losses on the road against...

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MLB’s moves to shorten game mean nothing without punishment
Feb21

MLB’s moves to shorten game mean nothing without punishment

When I was younger, I did not like drinking milk. I did whatever it took to not drink it. I sat in my seat for hours after dinner because I was not able to leave the table until I finished my milk. Eventually I would drink it down because my punishment for not drinking it was not getting dessert and I loved dessert. The punishment snapped me out of my habits, but Major League Baseball does not believe in that philosophy, at least not...

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Toke’s first career home run gets Pirates the win over No. 23 NC State
Feb18

Toke’s first career home run gets Pirates the win over No. 23 NC State

After being swept in Friday’s doubleheader to open the season, the Pirates earned an 8-6 win over No. 23 North Carolina State on Sunday in Three Bridges, N.C. Coming off a freshman season where he batted .321, but with no home runs, Matt Toke smacked a three-run home run in the fifth inning to give the Pirates a lead they would not relinquish. The game started with the Pirates storming onto the scene with back-to-back hits by...

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Seton Hall baseball drops doubleheader to No. 23 NC State to start season
Feb16

Seton Hall baseball drops doubleheader to No. 23 NC State to start season

The Pirates lost two close games as they opened up the 2018 baseball season against No. 23 ranked North Carolina State on Friday. The first game started with the Wolfpack taking an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. However, Shane McCarthy pitched well to keep the score the same through the first five innings. Shortstop Al Molina tied up the game in the top of the sixth inning, as hitting a sacrifice fly that allowed...

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Shane McCarthy ready to roll for senior season
Feb14

Shane McCarthy ready to roll for senior season

Nearly eight months after being selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2017 MLB Draft, Shane McCarthy is back at Seton Hall for his senior season, and the Pirates are happy to have him pitching at Owen T. Carroll Field for one more season. The right-hander will serve as the anchor of the Pirates’ pitching staff, but he knows his role as a veteran teammate is just as vital. “As a senior now, I’m the leader,” McCarthy said. “I have...

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Pirates find ways to prepare for diamond despite cold weather
Jan31

Pirates find ways to prepare for diamond despite cold weather

It is 10 a.m. on Jan. 26, a frigid 30 degrees day in South Orange, but the Seton Hall baseball team has begun to gather in the Richard and Sheila Regan Fieldhouse. Practice will not start for another half-hour, but players have already begun to hit each other ground balls and lightly throw. The first full-practice of the season is getting ready to begin. Despite the restrictions presented by the cold weather outside, the Pirates are...

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SHU baseball alum closer to major league mound
Dec06

SHU baseball alum closer to major league mound

Former Seton Hall right-handed pitcher Jose Lopez was added to the 40-man roster of the Cincinnati Reds on Nov. 21. Lopez, a native of Cranbury, N.J., made his debut for the Pirates in 2012. He spent two seasons at Seton Hall as a relief pitcher before an injury derailed his junior campaign. Despite this, he was drafted by the Reds in the sixth round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Since being drafted, Lopez has made 64...

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Granite personifying Seton Hall baseball in the big leagues
Oct04

Granite personifying Seton Hall baseball in the big leagues

Former Seton Hall baseball player Zack Granite’s MLB career may be just three months old, but in the eyes of those who donned the Pirate blue after him, he might as well be a star. Some new faces who look up to him in this year’s SHU baseball team, as well as some old faces that mentored him, showed up at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 19, to spend some time with the former Seton Hall Pirate. The moment proved to be a special one...

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Out with the old: SHU gets new batting cages
Sep27

Out with the old: SHU gets new batting cages

In the world of college sports, facilities are everything. They are crucial when it comes to practice, preparation and recruiting, and now, the facilities for the Seton Hall baseball and softball teams have received an upgrade. Thanks to some fundraising efforts and an idea by head softball coach Paige Smith, both the baseball and softball teams now have new batting cages. “They’re beautiful,” Smith said of the cages. “I think the...

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Chris Morris becomes third Seton Hall pitcher taken in MLB Draft
Jun14

Chris Morris becomes third Seton Hall pitcher taken in MLB Draft

Seton Hall pitcher Chris Morris was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 18th round of the MLB’s First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday in Secaucus, N.J., becoming the third Pirate off the board. The Matawan, N.J. native was taken 554th overall, just ten picks after fellow Seton Hall pitcher Shane McCarthy, who was also an 18th round selection, drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. On Tuesday, Seton Hall’s Zach Schellenger was drafted in...

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Shane McCarthy drafted by St. Louis Cardinals in 18th round of MLB Draft
Jun14

Shane McCarthy drafted by St. Louis Cardinals in 18th round of MLB Draft

Seton Hall right-hander Shane McCarthy was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 18th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday, June 14. McCarthy is one of three Pirates chosen in this year’s draft, with fellow pitchers Zach Schellenger and Chris Morris also earning selections. McCarthy is the 544th player selected in the draft. “I’m getting a great opportunity to play professional baseball...

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SHU pitcher Zach Schellenger drafted in sixth round of MLB Draft by Boston Red Sox
Jun13

SHU pitcher Zach Schellenger drafted in sixth round of MLB Draft by Boston Red Sox

Seton Hall right-handed pitcher Zach Schellenger was selected in the sixth round as the 191st overall pick by the Boston Red Sox in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft Thursday. Schellenger is the first Pirate off the board in this year’s MLB Draft. In his time in South Orange, Schellenger was named a Big East Academic All-Star twice and earned two Big East Pitcher of the Week honors. “I was excited that I was able...

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