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Pitt shuts out Penn State 2-0 in softball

The Pitt softball team has had a rough go of it early in the season, but in the final game of the UCF Knights Classic in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, the Panthers shut out Penn State 2-0, thanks to a solid pitching performance from Brittany Knight.

Knight allowed just four hits over seven innings, striking out four batters and giving up just one walk in the process. The Panthers didn’t fare much better than the Nittany Lions in the batter’s box, as they only had four hits themselves. However, Katlyn Pavlick and Morgan Batesole both managed to draw walks, and Alexee Haynes hit them home with a triple in the third inning and a sacrifice fly in the fifth.

”I’m proud of our team win today against Penn State,” Pitt head coach Jodi Hermanek said after the game. “We saw great defensive efforts, timely offense and a solid pitching performance by Brittany. Now it’s time to carry that forward into next week.”

With the UCF Knights Classic wrapped up, Pitt will head west to Oxford, Mississippi, for the Ole Miss Classic. There, the Panthers will look to improve on their 2-12 record when they face Nicholls State on Friday at 4 p.m. ET.