May 4, 2013
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati baseball team dropped a 14-3 decision to Seton Hall, Saturday in BIG EAST Conference action at Marge Schott Stadium.
SHU's Giuseppe Papaccio hit a pair of two-run home runs and left-handed starter Greg Terhune threw a complete-game, scattering seven hits and one earned run to move his record to 4-3 on the season.
The Pirates earned the series win after posting a 10-inning, 9-8 victory over the Bearcats on Friday. The series finale is Sunday at Noon.
Seton Hall (29-16, 13-5 BIG EAST) scored two runs apiece in each of the first three innings, jumping out early on Cincinnati (18-28, 4-16 BIG EAST).
Papaccio hit his first two-run homer of the day over the left-field wall in the first inning to give Seton Hall a 2-0 lead. A two-RBI single through the middle of the infield by Chris Selden pushed the Pirates' lead to 4-0 in the second. Selden was 3 for 4 in the game with six RBI.
UC got a run back in the bottom of the second when Matt Williams (Mason, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Chritian) scored from third base on a throwing error by Papaccio at shortstop.
Papaccio's second two-run home run came in the third inning to give the Pirates a 6-1 lead. His homer to left field plated Scott Kalamar, who had led off the frame with a double to centerfield.
Bearcats starter Grant Walker (Brookeville, Ohio/Northmont) took the loss, lasting 2.0 innings while allowing six earned runs on five hits and three walks. His record on the year is now 2-2
Seton Hall added four runs in the fifth inning to grab a 10-1 advantage. Sal Annunziata hit an RBI double off UC's Ryan Atkinson (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain). After a walk, Dillon Hamlin connected on an RBI-single to right and Selden singled through the left side of the infield to bring in two runners.
The Bearcats plated a run in the bottom of the fifth on Woody Wallace's (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy) leadoff home run to left field.
Seton Hall extended its lead to 11-2 in the sixth when Klamar scored from third on a throwing error from Colin Hawk (Beech Grove, Ind./Roncalli) at shortstop.
An RBI groundout by Williams in the sixth brought in Ian Happ (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) to cut the Seton Hall lead to 11-3. Happ singled twice on the day to lead the Bearcats offense with two hits.
The Pirates tacked on their final three runs in the seventh off Bearcats' reliever Evan Hills (Liberty Township, Ohio/Lakota East) when Selden hit a two-run home run to left and Kalamar followed three batters later with a solo homer to right field.