Pitt baseball loses second straight game; falls to UNC-Asheville 5-4

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.

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