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Pitt baseball tops Penn State, sweeps Nittany Lions in 2017

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The Pitt baseball team has been an up and down squad this year. That's evident by their 16-17 record. But one thing the team has managed to do is beat Penn State.

The Panthers defeated the Nittany Lions 9-1 on Tuesday. That, combined with their 3-2 win against Penn State a couple of weeks ago, gave them a 2-0 series sweep for 2017.

Unlike that first game that was close, this one was a rout. Pitt posted runs in five of the first six innings to grab a 9-0 lead and the Nittany Lions' lone run came in the ninth. Penn State did hit Pitt's pitchers around a bit. In fact, they collected more hits than Pitt (10-8) and got a hit in eight of their nine innings. But the Panthers were able to keep the from scoring and with the fast start, cruised to an easy win.

After a game against Kent State on Wednesday, Pitt hosts North Carolina in a series this weekend.

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