The down season continued for the Pitt baseball team as they fell to West Virginia in the Backyard Brawl on Wednesday, 5-4. The loss is the Panthers’ eighth in the past nine games.
Pitt moves to 8-19 while West Virginia improves to 17-11.
Pitt’s bats were mostly pretty quiet as the team collected only three hits. Despite that, they managed to score four runs with three coming on a three-run home run by Bryce O’Farrell - his first career long ball. That tied the game 4-4 but West Virginia scored what would become the decisive run in the eighth inning.
The Panthers used seven pitchers with most faring pretty well in relief. But starter Christian Camacho gave up four runs and a pair of walks in only 1 2⁄3 innings.
Pitt goes on the road to face Duke in a three-game series this weekend. But the team will have a shot at some redemption against West Virginia in a May game at PNC Park.