THE PIRATES ARE STILL IN THE 2013 BIG EAST TOURNAMENT
Added by Anne Chavez on May 24, 2013.
via Seton Hall Athletics
After Wednesday night’s loss to Notre Dame, the Seton Hall baseball team had to make something happen against St. John’s to avoid elimination and making the trip back home to Jersey.
Senior Greg Terhune was on the mound yesterday for the Pirates, hoping to lead them to a victory. He gave up two runs in the first inning after retiring the first batter. The next four reached the base, two of them via walk. After this setback, Terhune took control. He threw his second career complete game, only giving up three hits and striking out six to improve to 7-3 on the season.
After being shut out by Adam Norton’s pitching yesterday, Seton Hall’s offense needed to make up for it in this game and they definitely did. Every Pirate in the starting lineup had at least one hit. At the top of the second inning, Scott Kalamar led off with a walk and moved to second on a single by Chris Selden. Only with one out in the inning, Dillon Hamlin hit a single to centerfield, allowing Kalamar to score. Freshman Chris Chiaradio, who was a late injury replacement for regular starter Mike Genovese, followed with an RBI single, which led Selden to score, tying the game 2-2.
St. John’s tried to retake the lead, but Zack Granite was not going to let that happen. With two on and two out, as Zach Lauricella singled to center, Granite threw out Jamal Clarke at the plate to keep the game tied and to end the inning.
Seton Hall took the lead for good, adding runs in the fourth, sixth, eighth and ninth innings, extending their lead to 7-2 and ultimately winning the game, eliminating St. John’s from the tournament. In the end, the Pirates had 15 hits total and seven runs.
Seton Hall faces Pittsburgh next. If they win that game, they would have to win twice on Saturday to advance to Sunday’s championship game.