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Pitt baseball swept in weekend series against New Orleans

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Last weekend, Pitt's baseball team swept Grambling State. This time out, they dropped three straight to New Orleans as they prepare for ACC play.

The Panthers dropped a 12-5 decision on Friday, lost 13-6 on Saturday, and fell 8-5 on Sunday. Losing the series in general wouldn't have been a good showing, but being swept is extremely disappointing. New Orleans is 9-2 on the year, but you have to find a way to be more competitive if you want to make noise in the ACC.

Pitt continues to go without ace T.J. Zeuch. Zeuch, however, recently said he is just resting up for conference play.

"To be honest, I’m just resting until ACC play starts," Zeuch said. "It’s a long year and last season the innings piled up on me. I almost ran out of gas at the end with that being the most innings I’ve thrown in a year in my career."

He is unsure when he will make his first start of the season and is throwing bullpen sessions in the meantime to continue to improve and be prepared for when he does make his season debut.

It's clear that Pitt needs him in there to get going. The Panthers didn't only fail to score enough runs against New Orleans, but they didn't pitch well enough, either.

Pitt begins ACC play next weekend with North Carolina so hopefully the team gets him back for that series. With the three losses, Pitt now falls to 6-4 on the year.

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