Despite up-and-down season, Pirates fans come out in full support

On April 18, the Seton Hall baseball team faced off against the Monmouth Hawks at the Owen T. Carroll Field. The Pirates came out to a slow start, allowing three runs in each of the first three innings, which ended up being a deficit too large to overcome, losing 10-3 and dropping their record to 14-14-1 on the season.

Despite the result, many fans came out to support the baseball team for the Wednesday afternoon game. There were a variety of fans in the bleachers, from people going for the first time to longtime fans who have been coming out to the games for multiple seasons.

One of the fans, a freshman at Seton Hall, has come out to every home game this season and was enthusiastic going into the game.

“I expect some good baseball to be played,” the fan said. “Not to mention a win considering the team we are playing.”

Another fan, Grant Turner, was watching the team for the second time this season. He was one of the many fans who came out to watch the game because of the nice weather yesterday.

“It’s a nice day outside, a good day for baseball,” Turner said.

To add to the many fans at the game last night, there was an ESL student from Seton Hall who was enjoying a baseball game for the first time in his life. The fan, Phupakorn Puangbu, did not know there was a baseball team before yesterday.

“I did not know we had a baseball team, but now I do,” Puangbu said. “Opportunities like this one, make my experience in America even better.”

Although the game’s result was not desired for Seton Hall, the support of the fans was still present, and on a sunny day, it was no better time to support the Pirates.

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