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Pirates Drop Season Finale At St. John's

Yasmin Harrell had three hits in her final career contest
May 8, 2016

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QUEENS, N.Y. –The Seton Hall softball team concluded the 2016 season with a 4-3 setback on Sunday afternoon at St. John’s (28-19, 12-7 BIG EAST). The Pirates conclude the season with a 24-30 overall record and finish sixth in the BIG EAST with a 7-12 mark.

Freshmen drove in all three runs for the Pirates on Sunday, with Chrisa Head (Lewisville, Texas) knocking in two and Ragen Reddick (Middlesex, N.J.) adding an RBI. In her final game senior Yasmin Harrell (Cheektowaga, N.Y.) went 3-for-4 with a run scored, ending her sterling career with the second-most hits and runs in Seton Hall history.

The Pirates took a 1-0 lead early thanks to an RBI single from Head, and after SJU leveled the contest scored two in the third to take a 3-1 advantage. The Red Storm answered with single runs in the third and sixth innings to pull even again before walking off in the bottom of the seventh.

Turning Point

After St. John’s pulled level with a run in the bottom of the sixth, Madison Strunk (Adkins, Texas) came out of the pen for Head and stranded runners on second and third with a huge strikeout. The Pirates threatened in the top of the seventh after two-out singles from Harrell and Alexis Walkden (Cibolo, Texas), but SJU got a pop out to escape the jam. The Red Storm would then load the bases with one away in the bottom of the final frame before a ground ball to third brought home the winning run.

Inside The Numbers

  • The Pirates were out-hit, 11-10, while St. John’s committed the game’s lone error
  • All 10 hits for the Pirates were singles
  • The Hall recorded the only stolen bases of the game and drew a pair of walks compared to four for SJU
  • Head recorded her 14th and 15th RBIs of conference play, giving her the most on The Hall

News and Notes

  • After her 21st multi-hit game of 2016, Harrell concludes her career with 222 hits and 124 runs scored, both good for second in Seton Hall history. She also holds the program’s stolen base record with 82
  • In addition to Harrell, Sunday’s contest marked the final career outing for classmates Faith Laudano (Islip, N.Y.) and Alex Rabbetts (Corona, Calif.)
  • Laudano also had a multi-hit effort in her final career outing, going 2-for-3
  • With a first inning single, Valerie Suto (Mercerville, N.J.) tied the Seton Hall single-season record with 64 hits on the year – she also stole her 30th base of the season, one shy of Harrell’s single-season record set in 2013
  • Brianna Wallace (Forth Worth, Texas) recorded a hit in back-to-back games to close the season, making her first three starts of the year in the final series