Seton Hall traveled to Staten Island on Wednesday afternoon when they took on Wagner College and came out victorious with a 6-1 win, advancing their record to 16-10. Starting Sophomore pitcher Anthony Pacillo gave up just two hits over five scoreless innings and overall struck out six batters and walked only one to improve to 2-2 on the season. The game was a scoreless event up until the top of the fifth when junior Derek Jenkins drove in freshman Ryan Ramiz to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead over Wagner. Up until the first run, the Pirate’s offense was off to a slow start. Things then picked up in the top of the sixth inning when senior Sal Annunziata led off with a single hit and then moved on to second off of a single by senior Tyler Boyd. A single from junior Chris Chiaradio drove in Annunziata to earn the Pirate’s second run of the day. Boyd then scored after a failed pickoff attempt by Wagner’s catcher sailed high off of first base. Junior Zach Weigel then singled home Chiradio to extend the Pirate’s lead to 4-0. Seton Hall added two more runs on the day in the top of the seventh inning to make their lead 6-0. With one out, freshman Rob Dadona pinch hit and singled up the middle. With two outs, Chiaradio walked. Junior Matt Fortin followed with a hit to third and the third baseman booted the ball. Dadona then scored allowing for Chiaradio to advance to second. Ramiz then followed with an RBI single to give The Hall a 6-0 lead. Wagner’s only run of the day came from center fielder Trey Nicosia in the bottom of the eighth. The Pirates will look to extend their win streak to 10 straight and remain perfect in conference play when they play Big East rival St John’s on Friday. Friday’s game will be the first of a three game series for the two teams that will lead on into this weekend. First pitch for Friday is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. in Queens, N.Y. Olivia Mulvihill can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @oliviamulvihill.
After dropping its opening three games of the season in Chapel Hill, N.C., last weekend, the Pirates’ baseball team will look for improvement when it return to action on Friday, Feb. 20 to kick off a three-game series with Old Dominion.
The changing of the seasons from winter to spring. The smell of fresh cut grass. The spitting of sunflower seeds. That timeless sound of a ball popping a mitt upon impact. The knowing that baseball season at Seton Hall University is right around the corner.
Coming off two one-run losses in extra innings at Creighton, the Seton Hall baseball team looked more than hungry for a "W" on Friday evening. With six-time Big East Pitcher of the Week winner Josh Prevost on the mound, The Hall was in a good spot to begin with.
The Big East Conference is one of the most storied conferences in the history of college basketball. Aside from the six national champions the conference has produced, the conference produced a record 11 schools in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, breaking their own record of seven from 2010.