Pitt baseball back on track with recent winning streak

Pitt's baseball team has had some struggles this year and a recent three-game sweep at the hands of Virginia Tech dropped the Panthers to 7-10 on the season. Things turned around significantly last week, though.

The team started with wins over Youngstown State and Akron on Monday and Tuesday, scoring a total of 23 wins in the process. The week got even better for the Panthers when the faced Duke in their first home ACC series.

Pitt won a narrow 3-2 opener against Duke behind a strong pitching performance by Rhys Aldenhoven. Matt Wotherspoon, the presumed No. 1 to start the season, took a back seat to Aldenhoven in this game and the latter responded with seven strong innings, giving up only two earned runs. The Panthers got a second straight dominant effort on the mound in Game 2 when Joseph Harvey went 6 2/3 innings without giving up an earned run as Pitt won, 5-1.

On Sunday, Wotherspoon again had some troubles, giving up three earned runs in only 3 2/3 innings. Fortunately the offense did enough in scoring eight runs, in Pitt's 8-5 victory.

That moved the Panthers to 5-0 on the year at home and despite a 6-3 loss to West Virginia on Monday, things are mostly going Pitt's way right now.

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 and manager/editor of Cardiac Hill @AnsonWhaley

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