Anthony Elia went the distance.
March 29, 2014
NEW BRITAIN, CONN. - Junior Anthony Elia (Flanders, N.J.) threw his first career complete-game shutout as the Seton Hall baseball team edged Central Connecticut State, 2-0, in the second half of a double-header on Saturday.
Elia improves to 3-2 on the season as he scattered only four hits, struck out a career-high seven batters and walked two.
With the game locked in a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth, Seton Hall finally scored its first runs of the double-header. Zack Weigel (Oak Park, Ill.) singled to lead off the inning. Kyle Grimm (Bergenfield, N.J.) reached on a fielder's choice and both runners were safe when CCSU's shortstop threw wide of second base. Sal Annunziata (Bronx, N.Y.) successfully moved both runners into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt and Tyler Boyd (Succasunna, N.J.) followed with a two-RBI triple to give Seton Hall a 2-0 lead.
Pitching ruled the day for both teams as only three runs were scored over the duration of the double-header. CCSU defeated Seton Hall, 1-0, in game one.
Seton Hall will return to action on Tuesday, April 1 (no fool'in) when it travels to in-state rival Rider for a mid-week game. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.