Mar. 23, 1997

Seton Hall Defeats Notre Dame, 16-10

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – The Seton Hall Universitybaseball team completed the weekend sweep of Big East foe NotreDame on Sunday with a 16-10 win at Owen T. Carroll Field. Thevictory improves the Pirates record to 12-7 overall and 3-0 inthe conference, while the Irish drop to 9-11 and 0-3 in leaguecompetition.

Joe Gangemi pitched seven innings, allowing five runs onseven hits with three strikeouts to improve his record to 2-1 onthe year. The victory also gave Seton Hall skipper MikeSheppard his 799th career victory.

Notre Dame jumped to a 2-0 lead in the top half of the firstinning, but Seton Hall responded with 10 runs in the bottom halfof the inning, chasing Notre Dame starter Gregg Henebry (3-2)from the game. Henebry gave up eight runs on six hits andwalked two in a third of an inning worked. Henebry was workingon only two days of rest after pitching the final four inningsin the Irish’s 8-7 victory over IUPUI on Thursday.

In the first, David Kim led the Pirate offensive attack withthree RBIs in the inning, including two on a single to left inhis 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 thefifth 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, butPirate reliever Matt Duignan gave up five runs on three hits todraw the Irish to within six, but Pirate hurlers Frank Allowayand John Probst were finally able to stop the Irish comebackbid.

Offensively, the Irish were led by J.J., who was 4-for-4 onthe day with a RBI and Jeff Wagner who was 2-for-5 with threeRBIs. Notre Dame’s Mike Amrhein extended his hitting streak to15 games with a single in the eighth inning. Amrhein has nowhit in 19-of-20 games this season for the Irish.

Seton Hall 16, Notre Dame 10Notre Dame      2 00 110 150   -  10 10 2Seton Hall    (10)02 021 10x   -  16 16 3    ND: Henebry, Mohs (1), Shilliday (4) and Amrhein.SH: Gangemi, Duignan (8), Alloway (8), Probst (9) andHummel. 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.