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Pitt Baseball (Yes, Baseball): Panthers Win First Game Of Big East Tournament

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Pitt's goal (well, minus the 2010 part) (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Pitt's goal (well, minus the 2010 part) (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Baseball?

Yeah, seriously. I'm a huge baseball fan - unfortunately, living in Pittsburgh makes me a Pirates fan...but that's another story. College baseball? Not so much.

But Pitt is the No. 3 seed in the Big East tournament and again vying for a spot in the NCAAs, so you've got to pay attention at least a little.

The Panthers won their first game in the Big East tournament on Wednesday, easily defeating Louisville 7-2. Pitt's ace, Matt Iannazzo, pitched a great game, but former football quarterback, Kevan Smith, powered the offense with two home runs.

In case you missed it, Smith has been tearing it up in baseball for the past two seasons and is even considered a legitimate catching prospect. As I wrote a few months back, pretty easy to see he made a great move.

Pitt will square off against No. 2 seed St. John's on Thursday. The Red Storm beat Cincinnati on Wednesday.