Pitt baseball loses to Notre Dame; falls to elimination round in Big East Tournament

Photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh athletics department (PittsburghPanthers.com)

No, I've not forgotten about Pitt baseball. Just been crazy busy and with games during the day, I've not been able to pay that much attention.

But in case you've missed it, after winning the opener against St. John's, the Panthers lost to Notre Dame on Thursday, 5-3. Pitcher Matt Wotherspoon took the loss, but went 7 2/3 innings, struck out seven, and gave up only two earned runs.

That knocks Pitt into the elimination round where they'll now face Seton Hall. That game will be on Friday at 3:00 p.m. The winner will advance to play the Irish on Saturday morning.

The loss isn't against a terrible team - the Irish are well over .500. But with Pitt presumed to be on the bubble, a second straight tournament win would have helped their chances. And the issue now is that the Panthers will face a very good Seton Hall squad.

A silver lining is that a win over the Pirates would give Pitt another quality win. But the Pirates won't be an easy out.

Be sure to join Cardiac Hill's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @PittPantherBlog for our regular updates on Pitt athletics. Follow the author, the manager/editor of Cardiac Hill, @AnsonWhaley

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