Pitt baseball loses to VCU, swept over weekend

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Pitt baseball loses 6-4 to VCU; swept over weekend

Pitt dropped their final game of the Bulldog Classic on Sunday, losing 6-4 to Virginia Commonwealth. The loss marks the third in a row for the team, which is now 5-4 on the season.

The Panthers scored four runs in the game - that's the second most scored on VCU all season. But after taking a 1-0 lead, Pitt gave up six runs over the last four innings.

The sweep is certainly disappointing after the 5-1 start. Losing to undefeated VCU wasn't a terrible loss, but not being able to grab at least one from UNC Asheville and The Citadel hurts a bit. Still, it's early in the season and with the team a game over .500, things could be worse.

After playing their first nine games on the road, Pitt will play their first games of the season at home at Cost Field next weekend. We'll have more on this a bit later.

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Pitt baseball loses second straight, 5-4 to UNCA

Pitt's baseball team (5-3) lost its second consecutive game for the first time this season, falling 5-4 to UNC Asheville in extra innings on Saturday.

After a shutout loss to The Citadel, the Panthers got on the board on Saturday. But their four runs wasn't enough as UNC-Asheville scored on a wild pitch in the tenth inning.

The frustrating part isn't so much that Pitt dropped back to back games. Rather, it's that the Panthers still have to play what is the best team in the weekend event - VCU. VCU is 6-0 and routed UNC-Asheville yesterday, 12-1. They've given up only six runs all season and haven't allowed more than two in a single outing.

Pitt looked to have its hands full in a game with them, so it would have been nice to grab a win against one of the two other teams in the event. But now, the Panthers risk being swept. And if that happens, the luster off of that 5-1 start will be wearing off a bit since they could enter this week at only 5-4.

The Pitt-VCU game has an early start at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Be sure to join Cardiac Hill's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @PittPantherBlog for our regular updates on Pitt athletics.

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