Rutgers baseball suffered a 11-2 loss at the hands of Seton Hall, Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Photo: Rutgers Athletics.

SETON HALL 11 – RUTGERS 2

Rutgers had no answers for intra-state rival Seton Hall as the Pirates exploded offensively for 11 runs, including a grand slam homer in an 11-2 decision, Tuesday afternoon in South Orange.

The Pirates were spurred by three huge hits that determined this ballgame. With Seton Hall already leading 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning, Callan Moss lined a bases clearing double to right to make it 4-0. Scoring on the play were Devin Hack, Jonathan Luders and Mark McNelly.

After Rutgers got a run back in the top of the third inning on a Johnny Brito RBI single, the Pirates found themselves again with the bases loaded. This time it came in the bottom of the fifth as Justin Scotto crushed an opposite field grand slam homer to blow the game wide open at 8-1.

Two innings later, the Pirates would once again find a way to load the bases, and once again they were all driven in, this time on a triple by catcher Colin Sheehan to push the Seton Hall lead out to 11-2.

Wyatt Parliament suffered his first loss of the season for Rutgers, allowing four runs, all earned, including walking two and striking out two batter. Rutgers (36-10) will host Maryland for a three game series this weekend, beginning Friday at 2 p.m.