Mar. 23, 1997
Seton Hall Defeats Notre Dame, 16-10
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - The Seton Hall University baseball team completed the weekend sweep of Big East foe Notre Dame on Sunday with a 16-10 win at Owen T. Carroll Field. The victory improves the Pirates record to 12-7 overall and 3-0 in the conference, while the Irish drop to 9-11 and 0-3 in league competition.
Joe Gangemi pitched seven innings, allowing five runs on seven hits with three strikeouts to improve his record to 2-1 on the year. The victory also gave Seton Hall skipper Mike Sheppard his 799th career victory.
Notre Dame jumped to a 2-0 lead in the top half of the first inning, but Seton Hall responded with 10 runs in the bottom half of the inning, chasing Notre Dame starter Gregg Henebry (3-2) from the game. Henebry gave up eight runs on six hits and walked two in a third of an inning worked. Henebry was working on only two days of rest after pitching the final four innings in the Irish's 8-7 victory over IUPUI on Thursday.
In the first, David Kim led the Pirate offensive attack with three RBIs in the inning, including two on a single to left in his second at bat. Kim was 3-for-6 on the day with four RBIs. Seton Hall also got RBI singles from Marc Racioppo, Brian McGee, and Jason Robinson to pull ahead.
The Pirates scored two more runs in the third, two in the fifth on a home run by King and a RBI single by Mike Condon and, runs in the sixth and seventh inning.
Going into the eighth, Seton Hall held a 16-5 lead, but Pirate reliever Matt Duignan gave up five runs on three hits to draw the Irish to within six, but Pirate hurlers Frank Alloway and John Probst were finally able to stop the Irish comeback bid.
Offensively, the Irish were led by J.J., who was 4-for-4 on the day with a RBI and Jeff Wagner who was 2-for-5 with three RBIs. Notre Dame's Mike Amrhein extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a single in the eighth inning. Amrhein has now hit in 19-of-20 games this season for the Irish.
Seton Hall 16, Notre Dame 10 Notre Dame 2 00 110 150 - 10 10 2 Seton Hall (10)02 021 10x - 16 16 3 ND: Henebry, Mohs (1), Shilliday (4) and Amrhein. SH: Gangemi, Duignan (8), Alloway (8), Probst (9) and Hummel. 2B: Wagner (ND), Greene (ND), Kim (SH), Hummel 3 (SH). 3B: Brock (ND) HR: Kim (SH). WP: Gangemi (2-1). LP: Henebry (3-2). Attend: 250.