- Jan 1, 2003
For the first time in nearly three weeks, the Seton Hall baseball team will play at the friendly confines of Mike Sheppard, Sr. Stadium at Owen T. Carroll Field as the Pirates play host to Georgetown for a four-game set beginning Friday, April 29.
Seton Hall has won 10 of its last 14 games and is 8-3 in the BIG EASTSOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - For the first time in nearly three weeks, the Seton Hall baseball team will play at the friendly confines of Mike Sheppard, Sr. Stadium at Owen T. Carroll Field as the Pirates play host to Georgetown for a four-game set beginning Friday, April 29.
All four games will be streamed live on the Pirate Sports Network. Saturday's noon doubleheader will begin with a seven-inning game followed by a nine-inning contest.
The department will allow two parents or guardians of each Seton Hall student-athlete to attend an outdoor competition that is hosted on campus, including games at Owen T. Carroll Field for men's and women's soccer, Mike Sheppard Sr. Stadium for baseball and Mike Sheppard Sr. Field for softball.
Unfortunately, due to capacity limits, this policy does not apply towards parents or guardians of members of the opposing team or members of the general public.
PROJECTED STARTERS (subject to change)
Friday - RHP Ryan McLinskey (2-0, 2.56 ERA) - Live Stream | Live Stats
Saturday (DH) - RHP David Festa (1-2, 2.28 ERA); LHP Joe Cinnella (2-1, 3.93 ERA) - Live Stream Game 1 | Live Stream Game 2 | Live Stats
Sunday - LHP Tyler Burnham (2-3, 3.86 ERA) - Live Stream | Live Stats
NEWS & NOTES
- The Pirates have won 10 of their last 14 games and own the most conference victories (8) in the BIG EAST.
- Seton Hall is coming off of a split against St. John's last weekend, the first BIG EAST series this season that the Pirates haven't won.
- Friday's game against the Hoyas will be the 117th meeting in the all-time series.
- The Pirates lead the all-time series, 89-27.
- Senior Jerry Huntzinger (Staten Island, N.Y.) is coming off of a week where he was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after hitting .444 (8-for-18) with five doubles, four runs scored and five RBI against St. John's.
- Huntzinger leads the BIG EAST and ranks seventh in the nation with 22 stolen bases.
- Tyler Shedler-McAvoy (Allendale, N.J.) ranks in a tie for third on the program's all-time triples list with 14, six three baggers shy of tying Craig Biggio's program record of 18 triples.
- Shedler-McAvoy was voted BIG EAST Preseason Co-Player of the Year by the league's coaches.
- Joining him as a unanimous selection on the Preseason All-BIG EAST squad was graduate student Matt Toke (Three Bridges, N.J.).
- Seton Hall ranks in the top three in the BIG EAST in hitting (3rd, .266), pitching (2nd, 4.06 ERA) and fielding (2nd, .972).