Baseball falls short in doubleheader against ranked TCU
Apr15

Baseball falls short in doubleheader against ranked TCU

The Seton Hall baseball team dropped both games of its doubleheader Saturday against Texas Christian University, bringing its season record to 14-17. This was the Pirates’ first meeting with TCU ever and their first meeting with a nationally ranked opponent this season. Ricky DeVito allowed only one run in the game’s first five innings before TCU scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 5-0 lead over the Pirates. DeVito...

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Del Castillo shouldering offensive production well
Apr10

Del Castillo shouldering offensive production well

In a transitional year for the Seton Hall baseball team, leaders and game changers have been relied on heavily to guide the team back to the Big East Championship. On top of the need for these standout players, Seton Hall are also juggling with the struggle of not having a home field for the entirety of this season. Christian Del Castillo, a junior outfielder, has emerged as one of the team’s instrumental components both offensively...

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Fajnorova, Kangwa embracing final challenges
Apr10

Fajnorova, Kangwa embracing final challenges

As the Seton Hall tennis team gears up to head to the Big East Championship in Cayce, South Carolina next week, there is ample time for its two seniors, Anicka Fajnorova and Thandy Kangwa, to reflect on their time with the program. The duo arrived together in 2015-16 on a team which went 8-13 the previous year. Fajnorova slid into a singles role immediately, whereas Kangwa saw action in only three matches, but each player has...

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Softball’s high batting  averages spark winning ways
Apr10

Softball’s high batting averages spark winning ways

Although the Seton Hall baseball team is taking its show on the road and playing home games in Staten Island and Queens due to renovations to Owen T. Carroll Field, the temporary move allows for the softball team to step into the campus spotlight even more. As of April 10, the softball team is 16-16; it has been red hot as of late and have the pieces in place to compete in Big East play. The team struggled out of the gate, just like...

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Dana’s grand slam propels Pirates to win over Princeton
Apr10

Dana’s grand slam propels Pirates to win over Princeton

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. Heading into the sixth inning, the Pirates were down 2-0 before the one-out grand slam by Dana. From there, the Pirates never looked back and secured the victory. On the mound, Nick Payero got the start for the Pirates. The right-handed freshman has had a rough start...

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Tampa Bay’s legacy means nothing without postseason success
Apr04

Tampa Bay’s legacy means nothing without postseason success

With a 5-2 in over the Ottawa Senators on April 1, the Tampa Bay Lightning made history by becoming the third 60-win team in NHL history. The Lightning join the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens and the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings as the only teams to accomplish the feat. The Tampa Bay Lightning are positioned for a deep run in the NHL playoffs. Photo via nhl.com Despite the astounding feat, the Lightning’s historic season means nothing...

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Toke attributes teamwork to personal success
Apr03

Toke attributes teamwork to personal success

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. One of the key figures in the team’s resurgence has been junior infielder Matt Toke. After spending half of last...

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Low ERA by Seton Hall pitchers fuels winning streak
Apr03

Low ERA by Seton Hall pitchers fuels winning streak

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. Ricky DeVito looks to first base on the mound. Sarah Yenesel/Photography Editor Fueling this hot streak has been the timely hitting of familiar contributors, such as Matt Toke and Jerry...

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Baseball rounding into form at the right time as Big East Play approaches
Mar27

Baseball rounding into form at the right time as Big East Play approaches

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. In February, Seton Hall began its season with a trip down to Florida that did not go as planned. The Pirates entered the campaign with high expectations based on their run at the end of last season, but were floored by the competition they faced in Port...

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Tips on how to dress for success this formals season
Mar27

Tips on how to dress for success this formals season

An annual tradition of some Greek organizations is formal season, which primarily consists of dances and ceremonies. Seton Hall students weighed in with advice and tips for students to look and feel their best for the occasion. Emily High said that a jumpsuit with a few statement accessories, like jewelry or scarves, combined create a definite “power look” for any formal event or party. Photo via Flickr/Mathilda Samuelsson Victoria...

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By laying groundwork, Seton Hall primed for even greater success in 2020
Mar27

By laying groundwork, Seton Hall primed for even greater success in 2020

Myles Powell and Quincy McKnight walked off the court with a towel draped over their heads. Jared Rhoden followed with his hands on his head in a state of disbelief, while Sandro Mamukelashvili draped his arm around Director of Basketball Operations Kyle Smyth. There’s nothing quite like an NCAA Tournament loss. All season, players and coaches work countless hours to perfect their craft, build a worthy resume and win enough games to...

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Huntzinger confidently overcoming challenges
Mar27

Huntzinger confidently overcoming challenges

For a freshman to jump from backup to starter within a year is an impressive feat on its own, but to do so while also changing positions is even more applaudable. Jerry Huntzinger saw the field nine times for the Seton Hall baseball team last season and featured heavily as the team’s back-up catcher. He hit .111 in nine at bats and managed just four RBIs in 2018, but those statistics would have never foreseen the efficiency and...

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