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Pitcher Rhys Aldenhoven back on track

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Pitt's starting pitchers have been pretty dominant this season. The three have combined for a 23-3 record with a 2.48 ERA and there's truly no weak link in the group.

The staff took a hit when Rhys Aldenhoven went down and missed a start due to injury. I haven't seen any further details about it, but he was hit with a line drive in the game against Notre Dame. Aldenhoven missed his next start against Rutgers and returned last week. He pitched okay, but was hit around a little bit, giving up six hits and four runs in only four innings against Cincinnati. Only one of those runs was earned due largely in part to two errors in his last inning, but he still had some control issues, hitting two batters, throwing a wild pitch, and walking four others.

Things were back to normal on Sunday against Georgetown, though. Aldenhoven went seven innings, giving up only one earned run while striking out three. The Panthers won 6-2 and that gave him his seventh win this season.

Aldenhoven is the only one of Pitt's three regular starters that hasn't lost yet. At 7-0 and with a 2.13 ERA, he's a key part of the staff. The good news for the team is that Aldenhoven appears to be back on track.

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