Pacillo Leads Baseball's Rout of Saint Peter's
Pirates erupt for 20 hits in a 15-0 victory as Pacillo pitches a complete-game shutout.
April 29, 2014
Anthony Pacillo (Lyndhurst, N.J.) pitched a seven-inning, complete-game shutout and the Pirate offense erupted for 20 hits as the Seton Hall baseball team routed Saint Peter's, 15-0, on Tuesday.
Pacillo improves to 4-0 with the victory. The left-hander scattered five hits, struck out five and walked only one.
Junior Alex Falconi (Freeport, N.Y.) and sophomore Derek Jenkins (Annandale, N.J.) led the offensive attack with four hits apiece. Zack Weigel (Oak Park, Ill.) also reached base four times, going 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs. D.J. Ruhlman (Belle Mead, N.J.) went 2-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored and a team-high three RBIs.
Seton Hall (32-9) got the offense started immediately, scratching across three runs over the first two innings. With two outs, Ruhlman walked and was driven in on a double to center field by Tyler Boyd (Bergenfield, N.J.). In the top of the second, the Pirates started another two out rally. Falconi reached on an infield single. He advanced to second on a wild pitch and moved to third on a throwing error by the Peacock's catcher. Chris Chiaradio (Teaneck, N.J.) followed with an RBI double to right center field. Derek Jenkins put down a bunt for a base hit and another Saint Peter's throwing error allowed Chiaradio to score from second to give Seton Hall a 3-0 lead.
In the top of the fourth inning, Mikael-Ali Mogues (New York, N.Y.) hit a one-out triple to center field. Falconi followed with a single down the left field line, which scored Mogues. Chiaradio and Jenkins followed with singles to load the bases. Weigel followed with a single through the right side to score the fifth Pirates run. Ruhlman then reached on a fielder's choice, which allowed Chiaradio to score and give Seton Hall a 6-0 advantage.
The rout was on from there with the Pirates scoring four more runs in the top of the sixth and five runs in the top of the seventh.
Seton Hall will return to action for a crucial BIG EAST series at first place Creighton this weekend. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.