Greg Terhune Interview
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CLEARWATER, Fla. - Seton Hall's lineup had 15 hits and pitcher Greg Terhune closed the game with seven no-hit innings as the Pirates scored a 7-2 win against St. John's in an elimination game of the Big East Baseball Championship Thursday morning at Bright House Field.
Seton Hall (37-18), the No. 2 seed in the tournament, stays alive and will face either Pittsburgh or Notre Dame in an elimination game Friday at 10 a.m. Eighth-seeded St. John's, which won the tournament title in 2012, saw its season end with a 23-35 record after its second loss in the Big East Championship.
The Pirates, trailed 2-0 after one inning, tied the game in the second, and pulled away with single runs in the third, fourth, sixth, eighth and ninth innings. Designated hitter Ryan Sullivan went 3-for-5 with a triple and scored two runs, while second baseman Chris Chiaradio was 3-for-5 with three singles. All nine Pirate starters had at least one hit.
The offensive production was plenty for Terhune, who allowed just three hits and struck out six in the complete-game win. Terhune, who improved to 7-3, allowed two runs, three hits and four walks in the first two innings, but allowed just two baserunners the rest of the way.
St. John's starter James Lomangino took the loss, falling to 2-6 after he allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits in 5.1 innings. The Red Storm lineup was limited to just three singles.
Seton Hall, which has gone 37-9 in its last 46 games, will take on the Pittsburgh-Notre Dame loser Friday, with the winner of that game moving on to Saturday's semifinals.