Backed by a Casey Dana grand slam in the sixth inning, the Seton Hall baseball team got back into the win column on Wednesday afternoon with a 7-2 victory over Princeton.
The Seton Hall baseball program suffered a major loss on April 6, when legendary coach Mike Sheppard, Sr. passed away at 82.
Seton Hall’s baseball team knew that it would have to adjust in both location and in replacing the talent that they lost en route to a runner-up finish in the Big East.
Spirits are high within the Seton Hall baseball team as the Pirates have begun to recover from their early season slump. After going 1-9 in their opening 10 matches of the new year, the Pirates have progressively pieced their record back together with a 10-4 record since their victory over Bucknell in the Snowbird Classic.
The 2019 Seton Hall baseball season was plagued by a sluggish opening month, but the Pirates have warmed up rapidly in the last week. The team has won eight of its last nine games, beating local foes including NJIT, Iona, Wagner, and Monmouth.
It took nearly the entire first month of the season, but Seton Hall is finally rounding into the form that propelled the Pirates to the Big East Championship game a year ago.
The Seton Hall baseball team extended its winning streak to five games on Wednesday afternoon with an 8-1 win over Fairleigh Dickinson. The win puts the Pirates at 8-12 on the season, and they have outscored opponents 49-15 on the streak.
The Seton Hall baseball team took down NJIT by a final score of 8-4 in an action-packed game on Tuesday evening, extending its win streak to four games and improving its record to 7-12 overall.
The Seton Hall Pirates baseball team came away with two crucial victories over the weekend, defeating Wagner, 10-0, and Monmouth, 12-2. The two wins slowly climb the team back into contention after a lackluster start, as the Pirates now sit at 6-12.
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 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.
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.
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.