Success starting at the plate for SHU’s win streak
Apr26

Success starting at the plate for SHU’s win streak

In its past six games, Seton Hall baseball is averaging more than nine runs per game with four of those resulting in double-digit runs scored. It is no coincidence that each of those five games resulted in a win for the Pirates, who now look to finish out their schedule in the same way with hopes of reaching the Big East Tournament. Each game has had a different story line. However, there are some consistencies. In each of the six...

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Prendergast’s nine strikeouts give Pirates series sweep over Georgetown
Apr25

Prendergast’s nine strikeouts give Pirates series sweep over Georgetown

Seton Hall baseball had the bats going in its 10-5 win over Georgetown Sunday to complete the series sweep as Zach Prendergast took care of business on the mound. The top of the first went down in order all at the hand of Prendergast strikeouts. Seton Hall came out ready in the bottom of the first and put up two runs on four hits after an Al Molina RBI double and Matt Toke’s triple in the next at-bat. Seton Hall added another run in...

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Pirates hang on to defeat Georgetown
Apr25

Pirates hang on to defeat Georgetown

Trailing 5-2 heading into the top of the ninth, the Georgetown Hoyas (21-17, 0-5) were able to make things interesting but Seton Hall (20-16, 4-4) ultimately held on for a 5-4 victory at rainy Owen T. Carroll field on Saturday afternoon. Cullen Dana got the start for the Pirates and he worked an easy one-two-three inning to start things off. Seton Hall wasted no time in jumping on Georgetown starter Jack Cushing, as it got its first...

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Seton Hall offense explodes in win against Georgetown
Apr25

Seton Hall offense explodes in win against Georgetown

The Seton Hall Pirates opened up their three-game series against the Georgetown Hoyas with an 11-2 victory on Friday night. With the win, the Pirates improved to 19-16 on the season and 3-4 in the Big East. Shane McCarthy took the mound for the Pirates and went five full innings with no earned runs and seven strikeouts. After giving up two unearned runs through the first two innings, the junior right-hander settled down en route to...

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Pirates win 5-hour ballgame
Apr19

Pirates win 5-hour ballgame

Coming off a 9-6 victory in Piscataway on Tuesday, Seton Hall baseball walked off as winners in a 10-9 game that lasted 12 innings at home against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Wednesday. Junior Chris Morris took the hill for the Pirates, going five innings and giving up four runs on six hits while striking out six. The Scarlet Knights scored first with two runs in the top of the third and two more in the fourth to jump out to a...

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Pirates and Musketeers an even matchup on the diamond
Apr19

Pirates and Musketeers an even matchup on the diamond

Pirates and Musketeers both carry swords, and as it turns out, the Seton Hall and Xavier baseball teams have plenty in common on the diamond. The two sides met for a three-game series in Cincinnati, Ohio, from Thursday, April 13 to Saturday, April 15, with the Musketeers taking two of three and thereby gaining a one-game lead over the Pirates in the Big East standings. On the surface the teams look comparatively balanced. Only that...

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SHU baseball takes down rival Rutgers
Apr19

SHU baseball takes down rival Rutgers

On Tuesday, the Pirate baseball team traveled south down the Garden State Parkway to face in-state rival, Rutgers. The trip was worth it for the Pirates as they downed the Scarlet Knights 9-6. The scoring started early for the Pirates. Freshman Matt Toke went from first base to home on a simple ground ball to third base, which ended up being a throwing error so wild that it allowed a run to score. Rutgers did not allow this run to go...

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Pirates get shutout by Xavier to close weekend series
Apr15

Pirates get shutout by Xavier to close weekend series

Coming off a comeback win on Saturday, the Seton Hall baseball team took on the Musketeers of Xavier in the final of a three-game series. Looking to finish the weekend with a win, the Pirates struggled to find offense in Sunday afternoon’s matchup. With a delayed start on the horizon, the Hall wrestled a dominating Xavier lineup. Despite exploding for five runs in the ninth inning yesterday, Xavier’s triage of pitchers kept the...

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Pirates defeat Xavier Bulldogs in ninth inning comeback
Apr15

Pirates defeat Xavier Bulldogs in ninth inning comeback

The Seton Hall Pirate baseball team defeated the Xavier Bulldogs, 6-3, away Friday at Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio, its fifth in-conference game of the season. After falling to Xavier 6-2 on Thursday, April 13, Seton Hall rallied back against its Big East opponent and picked up a valuable conference victory, improving its conference record to 2-3. The teams played through three innings before Xavier snapped the scoreless tie. With the...

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Pirates fall to Xavier in close battle to open series
Apr14

Pirates fall to Xavier in close battle to open series

The Seton Hall baseball team lost 2-1 to Xavier tonight in the first of a three-game series Thursday. The game started out relatively slowly for both teams as each team held each other scoreless in the first inning. The best chance to score came for Xavier after it managed to get two runners on base before Chris Morris closed out the inning. The second inning continued the same scoreless trend as the first as Ryan Ramirez hit a single...

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Pirates even up series with Bulldogs in first Big East win
Apr08

Pirates even up series with Bulldogs in first Big East win

The Seton Hall Pirates were able to get their first Big East win of the year with a 7-1 win over the Butler Bulldogs Saturday afternoon. Cullen Dana picked up his second win of the year after pitching six innings of one-run ball while striking out four. Dana’s lone run given up came on a home run in the third inning but the sophomore left-hander improved as the game went on. “I wasn’t really getting ahead early on...

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Schank, Butler quiet Seton Hall bats in Big East opener
Apr07

Schank, Butler quiet Seton Hall bats in Big East opener

Coming into Friday afternoon’s Big East opener against Butler, the Pirates (14-13, 0-1) were swinging some hot bats and riding high off a nine-run outburst in their last game against Wagner. However, Butler starter Jeff Schank had something to say about that as his performance led the Bulldogs (20-8, 1-0) to a 6-2 victory. The lefty entered the day with a 1.12 ERA and turned in another strong performance, allowing only one run over...

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