Elia, Baseball Down Fairfield, 6-2
Left-hander throws six strong innings as the Pirates take advantage of Stag errors.
May 13, 2014
Anthony Elia (Flanders, N.J.) turned in a quality start as the Seton Hall baseball team defeated Fairfield, 6-2, on Tuesday for its fourth straight win.
The victory is the Pirates' 37th of the season, which matches its win total from last year, and is the most since winning 40 games in 2000. The win is also the Pirates' 15th consecutive home victory, the longest such streak in the nation.
Elia tossed six innings and gave up two earned runs, while scattering just four hits. The left-hander struck out four and walked only one to improve to 4-3 on the season.
The Pirates put up a five-spot in the bottom of the first inning and the outburst proved to be more than they need for the remainder of the game. Seton Hall took advantage of Fairfield's miscues as the Stags committed two errors and a passed ball, making all five runs unearned. Three of the five runs were scored due to wildness as Fairfield walked in two runs and another scored on a wild pitch.
Seton Hall will return to action on Thursday, May 15 as it will host BIG EAST rival St. John's for the first game of a three-game series, the final home games of the season for the Pirates. First pitch on Thursday is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.