A Season To Remember

The Seton Pirates Softball saw huge improvements during the 2019 campaign. After a 2018 season that was far below expectations, recording a 19-35 record, the Lady Pirates made great strides and ended this season with a 24-24 record. Starting their season on February 8th in the deserts of Las Vegas with a 2-1 victory over Southern Utah. The Pirates were boosted by Hailey Arteaga, who went yard in the game, as well as a brilliant pitching performance by junior Reganne Camp.

The girls had to quickly regroup and play another game later that afternoon, but ultimately fell short in a close contest against hometown favorites, UNLV. Five different Pirates had two hits in the game, but three-run innings in the third and fifth, proved to be the deciding factor to give UNLV the edge.

Fatigue might have set in for the Pirates as they were scheduled to compete in another double-header the very next day. First the Pirates were defeated by Utah Valley, 11-3, in a game that only lasted six innings. Jaden Tate got the Hall over to a good start with an RBI-triple in the first, unfortunately the Wolverines’ bats were very much alive in this one. In the second leg, Long Beach State poured on an 11-2 victory in a game that only went six innings, getting out to a 7-0 advantage early.

On the final day in Nevada, the Pirates picked up a 6-4 win over North Dakota. Adversity hit early as UND put up 4 runs in the first, but the Pirates quickly responded with Janae Barracato, Hailey Arteaga, and Emily Supercynski giving the Pirates a lead that they never looked back on.

Fast forwarding to conference play, the Pirates tallied an impressive 10-9 record. This was thanks to huge wins over Villanova, Bulter, Providence, Georgetown, and two wins over Creighton to close out the season.

On top of the school’s most successful league campaign in 13 years, the Lady Pirates raked in four All Big East Honors. Hailey Arteaga was selected First Team All-Conference, while Janae Barracato, Reganne Camp, and Darby Pandolfo received Second Team Honors.

All four Pirates are first-time All-Conference recipients and none of them were seniors. Arteaga is only the second Pirate in school history to hit over .400 during a single season.

The Pirates failed to qualify for the Big East tournament by .003 winning percentage points despite winning conference series against five of seven opponents. The Hall will look to build on this season going forward and is expecting a big campaign next season from their talented young core.

Four Pirates Earn All-BIG EAST, Arteaga First Team

Pictured left to right: Hailey Arteaga, Reganne Camp, Darby Pandolfo, Janae Barracato