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Pitt softball wins series with North Carolina State

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The Panthers' softball team continued its up and down year by winning its most recent series against North Carolina State, taking two out of three games this weekend.

Wins over the Wolfpack helped the team rebound from a pretty ugly five-game slide of being swept by Syracuse, losing to Ohio State, and dropping the first game of the North Carolina State series on Friday. Pitt's victory on Sunday to clinch the series was in dramatic fashion with the team getting an extra-inning, walk-off home run from Kaitlyn Kruger.

The series got the Panthers up to 23-21 and Pitt will finish the regular season on the road with a series against Georgia Tech this weekend. The ACC Tournament gets underway on May 11th.

It's definitely been a bit of a down year for the team given expectations. They were quickly ranked at the beginning of this season and then moved into the Top 20. They began to slide, though, with losses to Troy and Lipscomb and were then swept by North Carolina in their first ACC series of the year. Since then, it's been a back and forth battle for the team.

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