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Seton Hall Eliminated After Two Games in Big East Tournament

Seton Hall’s men’s baseball team wrapped up their 2015-2016 season this past week after being eliminated in two games from the Big-East double elimination tournament. The tournament was held at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, MD.

Thursday, May 26 the Pirates opened Big East championship play against the Creighton Blue Jays. Behind eight solid innings from ace Shane McCarthy the Pirates held a promising 5-3 lead heading to the bottom of the ninth. Three errors ended up in three runs for Creighton and ultimately the end of the game as a 6-5 loss for the Pirates.

The loss to Creighton put the Pirates in a potentially season ending matchup on Friday the 27th against St. John’s. The tournament being double elimination meant that the loser of St. John’s vs Seton Hall would be packing their bags for the summer.

A struggling Pirate offense was only able to put up a single run against St. John’s four runs. Starter Zach Prendergast had a strong performance for the Pirates allowing only three runs over seven innings of work. Only Zach Weigel managed multiple hits for the Pirates with his two doubles. The game ended in a 4-1 loss for the Pirates. They wrapped up their season at 38-20 overall.

This tournament was the first time since 1998 that the Pirates dropped their first two games and were sent home after only two matchups in the championship. Seton Hall also dropped to 34-38 all time in the Big East tournament. The loss to St. Johns marked the end of five Pirates’ careers Sam Burum, Luke Cahill, Chris Chiaradio, Brett Fontenelli, and Derek Jenkins.

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