Seton Hall vs. Arizona: Pirates Plunder the Wildcats' Booty

Jason Bartel

The Cats couldn't hit with two outs while the Pirates thrived under pressure

In a game that spanned two days due to rain Saturday afternoon, the Seton Hall Pirates boarded the Arizona ship, and clinched the weekend series with a 4-2 win.

Arizona threatened in the ninth, with two bases-loaded situations.  Trent Gilbert grounded out to bring in a run to make it 4-2 with two out.  After a Willie Calhoun walk, Riley Moore came up and promptly grounded out to first to end the game.

The game came down to situational hitting.  Arizona could not get a hit with two outs or with runners in scoring position.  The Wildcats finished the day just 0-for-7 in two-out situations, and 1-for-12 w/ RISP.

Meanwhile, Seton Hall scored all of their runs on the final out of the inning.  Tyler Boyd, who came into the game hitting just .167 on the season, had a home run plus a two-run double in the sixth.  The Pirates as a team went 4-for-12 with two down in the inning.

Before the heavy rain came on Friday, Boyd jacked one over the fence down the right field line to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead heading into the rain delay.

Cody Hamlin started the game on the mound for Arizona, but Tyler Crawford took over when it resumed on Sunday.  Hamlin gave up just the one run in four innings of work.  He only allowed three hits, walked two and struck out two.

Crawford looked good in his "relief" duties, throwing 50 pitches over 3 1/3.  He surrendered three hits and one walk, and struck out four.

Tyler Krause made his first start of the season, taking over the DH duties from Willie Calhoun.  The junior Krause went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

The loss clinches Arizona's first series loss of the season, as Seton Hall won Friday's game 9-1.  The series finale will be played later on Sunday afternoon.

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