Pitt baseball sweeps Towson

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Pitt's baseball team continued its roll with their second sweep in a row, knocking off Towson in three consecutive games on Friday and Saturday. The Panthers have now won eight games in a row.

Pitt is on some kind of a run right now. After sneaking into the Collegiate Baseball Poll at No. 30 last week, the Panthers' ranking should only go up after winning four games this past week.

Typically, the team's offense has carried them to win after win. But this weekend, it was the pitching that was front and center. Pitt's pitchers combined to give up only a total of eight runs. In the opener won 5-2 by the Panthers, Ethan Mildren, pitched a six-hit, two-run (only one was earned) complete game.

Matt Wotherspoon gave up only one run, going nine innings in a 15-inning 2-1 thriller in the second matchup. The 15 innings tied Pitt's record for its longest recorded game in history. Jon Danielczyk continued the great pitching with six shutout innings that shouldn't be forgotten.

In the finale, Rhys Aldenhoven went seven innings as Pitt won 7-5. He gave up three runs, but none were earned. J.R. Leonardi came in, finishing the game. He also gave up two runs, but none of his were earned, either.

Add it all up, and the Panthers only gave up two earned runs in 33 innings. Pitt has the look of a dangerous team. They have had one of the top offenses in the nation so far and the three starters have pitched extremely well. After this weekend's action, they are a combined 14-2 with an ERA just over 3.00.

The Panthers have a mid-week game against Akron before facing 14-14 South Florida in their second Big East series of the year.

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