April 25, 2014
Josh Prevost (Belle Mead, N.J.) tossed a complete-game, shutout as the Seton Hall baseball team routed Villanova, 10-0, on Friday.
Prevost was absolutely dominant, carrying a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The 6-foot-8 right-hander scattered only two hits, struck out a career-high 13 batters and didn't issue a single walk. With the victory, Prevost improves to 9-1 and lowers his BIG EAST-leading ERA to 1.48.
Chris Selden (Allenhurst, N.J.) connected on his first home run of the season, a solo shot off Villanova starter Josh Harris in the third inning.
Seton Hall (29-9, 4-3) scored early and often against the Wildcats, pushing three runs across in both of the first two innings.
Derek Jenkins (Annandale, N.J.) walked to lead off the bottom of the ninth and Zack Weigel (Oak Park, Ill.) singled through the left side. Ruhlman followed with a single to right field, which scored Jenkins with the game's first run. Annunziata singled to left field, scoring Weigel to give Seton Hall a 2-0 lead. Kyle Grimm (Bergenfield, N.J.) grounded out, but drove in Ruhlman to extend the Pirates' advantage to 3-0.
Selden doubled down the left field line to lead off the bottom of the second. Chris Chiaradio (Teaneck, N.J.) grounded out, but advanced Selden to third base. Jenkins followed with an infield single, which scored Selden. Weigel then tripled into the right field corner, scoring Jenkins with the fifth Pirates run. Annunziata followed with a single up the middle to score Weigel and give the Pirates a 6-0 lead... and the proverbial rout was on.
The Pirates would tack on a seventh run on the Selden home run in the third inning and three more in the fourth.
Seton Hall will return to action tomorrow afternoon as it resumes its three-game series with BIG EAST rival Villanova at Owen T. Carroll Field. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.