Seton Hall Prep baseball team (22-7) tops Livingston in season finale to win SEC-American Division title for third year in a row

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Seton Hall Prep baseball team closed out another great season with a 5-1 victory over Livingston at Porcello Field on Monday, June 3.

The Pirates finished the season with a stellar 22-7 overall record, 11-1 in the Suepr Essex Conference-American Division.

With this win, the Pirates captured their third consecutive SEC-American Division title and eighth in the 10-year history of the conference.

In the bottom of the first inning, Jake Savino was hit by a pitch, stole second base, and came around to score when Jack Eichler hit a double to right-center field. After Andrew Tuozzolo was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second, Chris Maldonado ripped a double to right-center field to drive home both runers and give Seton Hall a 3-0 lead. Karson Harcourt drove home Maldonado with an infield ground-out to make the score 4-0.

Livingston scored in the top of the third inning to cut it to 4-1 before Eichler, who had opened the fifth inning with an infield single, scored on a sac fly to left field by Harcourt to make it  5-1.

Kieran Hollander (5-1) pitched five innings, allowing one run on one hit with two strikeouts and two walks. Dan Savino threw 1 1/3 innings, allowing three walks and hit two batters. Chris Maldonado picked up the save, getting the final two outs of the game on a strikeout and a groundout.

The following Seton Hall players earned All-SEC-American Division honors: First Team – Jack Eichler and Joseph DeCicco. Second Team – Chris Maldonado. Honorable Mention – Lucas Zyska and Nick Diaz.

The 10th Annual Quad-County underclassmen All Star Games will be held Saturday, June 15, at Kean University in Union. Sophomore Karson Harcourt and freshman Chris Maldonado will represent Seton Hall.

The 7th Annual Garden State Underclassmen All Star Games will be held Wednesday, June 12, at Diamond Nation in Flemington. Junior left-hander Mark Hindy will represent Seton Hall and pitch for the Northeast Team.