Pirates wallop Lions 16-3 - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

Pirates wallop Lions 16-3

SLU record is 7-6 in 2016. (Photo by Kathleen Flynn, NOLA.com l The Times-Picayune) SLU record is 7-6 in 2016. (Photo by Kathleen Flynn, NOLA.com l The Times-Picayune)
(WVUE) -

Seton Hall took advantage of Southeastern's errors Thursday to build an early lead, and pull away late, in a 16-3 non-conference win over the Lions.

The first inning held no clues as to the eventual outcome.

Bryce Tassin, in his first career start for Southeastern (34-18), retired the Seton Hall (29-21) side in order to open up the game, and Ryan Byers led off the bottom of the inning with a solo home run to left-center field.

Byers’ homer was his 11th of the season and put the Lions up, 1-0.

Tassin struggled with his control in the second.

After surrendering a leadoff single, he retired the next batter on a fly out to right. He then issued a walk to right fielder Mike Alescio before designated hitter Sebastiano Santorelli singled through the left side to load the bases.

It looked like Tassin might work out of the jam when Pirate second baseman Mike Caputo lined out to short and Jackson Martin chopped a bouncing ball to the left side. The ball kicked off the glove of third baseman Taylor Schwaner, allowing a run to score.

Seton Hall followed with a two-run double down the left-field line and a three-run homer to left, scoring six unearned runs in the inning.

Pirate starting pitcher Chris Morris (3-2) earned the win, allowing three runs in five innings pitched. He scattered three hits, four walks and a pair of hit batters, striking out four.

Tassin (2-2) suffered the loss, allowing six runs – all unearned – in 1.2 innings of work. He allowed four hits and issued a pair of walks, fanning one batter.

The series continues Friday at 6 p.m. with sophomore right-hander Corey Gaconi (5-4, 2.62) getting the starting nod for Southeastern.

Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Saints overcome tough field conditions at Lambeau

    Saints overcome tough field conditions at Lambeau

    Mark Ingram wore screw-in cleats Sunday. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Mark Ingram wore screw-in cleats Sunday. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    From the fast turf and climate controlled confines of the Superdome last week to the slick grass and wind and rain of Lambeau Field this week, the contrast in conditions contributed to the contrast in style of play for the Saints on Sunday.

    more>>

    From the fast turf and climate controlled confines of the Superdome last week to the slick grass and wind and rain of Lambeau Field this week, the contrast in conditions contributed to the contrast in style of play for the Saints on Sunday.

    more>>
  • Brees: 'We continue to build confidence with these wins'

    Brees: 'We continue to build confidence with these wins'

    Drew Brees threw for 331 yards in a Saints win. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Drew Brees threw for 331 yards in a Saints win. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Brees threw a touchdown pass, ran for another, finishing with 331 yards passing in a 26-17 Saints victory.

    more>>

    Brees threw a touchdown pass, ran for another, finishing with 331 yards passing in a 26-17 Saints victory.

    more>>
  • Payton: 'It was a good team win'

    Payton: 'It was a good team win'

    Alvin Kamara racked up a 107 all-purpose yards against the Packers.  (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Alvin Kamara racked up a 107 all-purpose yards against the Packers. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    The Saints turned a two-game losing streak to start the season, into a four-game winning streak. That streak included today's 26-17 triumph over the Green Bay Packers. It was a team effort in all three phases that gave the Saints a 'W" in Wisconsin. Drew Brees threw for 331 yards in the contest, with one touchdown pass. Brees also scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, giving the Saints a 26-17 advantage. Brees connected with Brandon Coleman on a 22-yard touchdown reception. The de...more>>
    The Saints turned a two-game losing streak to start the season, into a four-game winning streak. That streak included today's 26-17 triumph over the Green Bay Packers. It was a team effort in all three phases that gave the Saints a 'W" in Wisconsin. Drew Brees threw for 331 yards in the contest, with one touchdown pass. Brees also scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, giving the Saints a 26-17 advantage. Brees connected with Brandon Coleman on a 22-yard touchdown reception. The de...more>>
Powered by Frankly