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Shane McCarthy Receives Conference Honor After Throwing First Seton Hall Perfect Game

Shane McCarthy (Seton Hall Athletics)

Shane McCarthy (Seton Hall Athletics)


Seton Hall sophomore Shane McCarthy picked up this season right where he left off last year. The young right-hander picked up the Big East Pitcher of the Week award for the third time this season.

McCarthy tossed the first perfect game in Seton Hall history this past Friday against LIU Brooklyn. It took only 88 pitches for McCarthy to retire all 27 players LIU sent to the plate. McCarthy picked up eight strikeouts over his nine flawless innings. The Pirates capitalized on the outing and took home a 10-0 win.

This was the second complete game shutout of the season for McCarthy and fourth of his young collegiate career.

Not only did McCarthy pick up the Big East nod, he also received notice on the national stage and was named one of the Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball.

The win improved his record to 4-3 on the year and helped bring his ERA down to 2.64. The perfect game was only the 27th in NCAA history since records were officially kept beginning in 1957.

Seton Hall has had some big-time outings from their starters this season and the staff has taken home the Big East Pitcher of the Week nod in six of nine weeks so far this year.

The Pirates are back in action Tuesday when they host Monmouth at Owen T. Carroll field.

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