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Pitt baseball drops fourth straight ACC series with loss to Miami

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The Pitt baseball team won a game on Saturday but with a 5-3 defeat at the hands of Miami on Sunday, dropped its fourth straight ACC series.

The 5-3 loss on Sunday was a stark contrast from the first two games, which were offensive slugfests. Pitt scored ten runs against the Hurricanes in Game 1 but even that wasn’t enough to win with Miami scoring 13. Saturday, Pitt pulled out an 11-10 victory.

With earlier losses to NC State, Virginia Tech, and Virginia, the Panthers are 0-4 in ACC series’ this season. And while some of the games have been close, Pitt hasn’t been real competitive as a whole. The Panthers were swept by NC State and Virginia while managing only one victory against Miami and Virginia Tech. Add it all up, and the two conference wins they have is dead last in the ACC. And while the next worst team, Duke, has only three ACC wins, they have a 14-13 overall record. That’s quite the contrast compared to Pitt’s 8-18 record.

Also noteworthy is that, aside from No. 4 NC State, the teams Pitt has faced are not setting the world on fire. None of the others are ranked and have been pretty mediocre, at best.

After a midweek game against West Virginia, the Panthers will possibly have their best chance to win an ACC series this year as they’ll face Duke next weekend.

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