Tech Rally Stuns Pirates 10-9

<b>Tech</b> rallied from an 8-0 deficit to claim a <b>10-9</b> come-from-behind win over Seton Hall on Saturday afternoon in front of a season-high crowd of 3,827 at Dan Law Field. <p> <br>

Seton Hall led off the game with a bang as the Pirates got two three-run home runs by Todd Crawford and Ed McDonnell. The Pirates got five hits in the inning and took advantage of a key error by left fielder Jon Slack.

Seton Hall took an 8-0 lead in the top of the second on a two-run inside-the-park home run by Mike Bascom.

Bascom's ball hit off the left center field fence and Tech center fielder Tyler Carson made a diving play into the wall and was unable to recover.

Tech (12-4) got its first run of the game in the bottom of the second when the Raiders loaded the bases and senior Bryon Smith hit a sacrifice fly to right field, which scored Austin Cranford.

Tech was unable to generate any more runs in the inning as Carson grounded into a double play to end the Tech scoring threat.

The Raiders cut Seton Hall's lead in half in the bottom of the fourth inning, as Tech scored three runs on three hits bringing the score to 8-4.

Sophomore Brent Fossum got Tech's rally going in the bottom of the fifth when he pinch hit for Cranford after Seton Hall brought in left-hander Sam Santmyer.

Fossum took a slow moving fastball and dropped it over the left center field wall scoring three runs bringing Tech within one.

Freshman Madison Edwards got his first career triple on a ball that bounced off the netting of the Tech scoreboard that plated two more runs.

Junior Joel Buchenauer got his first hit of the series on a double that went down the left field line scoring Edwards from third and putting Tech ahead 10-8.

Seton Hall put up its first run since the second inning when Todd Crawford hit a solo home run over the right center field wall bringing the score to 10-9 in favor of the Raiders.

Elvys Quezada came out of the Seton Hall bullpen in the seventh inning and retired five of the next seven Raider batters putting the brakes on Tech's offense.

Casey Grimm led off the top of the ninth for Seton Hall with a single to left field but Chad Ertel retired the final three batters to end the game, giving him his second save of the season.

Matt Harbin picked up the win for Tech, as he pitched 5 1/3 stellar innings giving up just one run on four hits and struckout four.

Mike Santmyer took the loss for Seton Hall and fell to 0-1 on the year.

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