Seton Hall University has another athlete headed to the professional ranks. Pirates baseball’s pitcher Greg Terhune became the fifth Seton Hall baseball player this year to sign a professional contract with an MLB franchise. As of June 19th , Terhune signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Angels.
A two-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star, Terhune made 16 appearances in Seton Hall’s BIG EAST Championship season in 2011, where he posted a 3.86 ERA. Prior to the 2012-2013 season, Terhune was a relief pitcher for his first three seasons as a pirate before making the transiting to become a starter for his senior year. As a starter this season, Terhune posted an impressive 2.33 ERA. His ERA ranked fifth in the Big East and he held opponents to hit .218 against him. He was primarily the Pirates’ Saturday starter and was tied for the team lead with seven wins this season. As the season progressed, he gave up only four earned runs over his last four starts of the season, which included two complete games (33 innings total). Terhune’s final start in a Pirates uniform was against St. John’s on the second day of the Big East Tournament and he did not disappoint. Terhune pitched a complete game, giving up only two runs on three hits, while striking out six, leading the pirates to a 7-2 victory.
Terhune joins four of his fellow teammates who were drafted in this year MLB Draft. The Minnesota Twins selected pitcher Brian Gilbert and center fielder Zack Granite. The Philadelphia Phillies selected pitcher Joe Prosinski and the Chicago Cubs selected infielder Giuseppe Papaccio.