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Pitt baseball swept by Duke

Pitt’s rough baseball season continued over the weekend with a disappointing sweep to Duke. The three losses drop Pitt to 8-22 overall.

For the Panthers, Duke (17-15) probably represented the team’s best chance to win an ACC series this year. That could still happen, of course, but at 3-9 in conference, the Blue Devils were near the bottom of the conference coming into the series.

If you’re looking for a silver lining here, it’s that the games were close. Pitt dropped the opener, 2-0, and then lost Game 2, 6-5. Sunday’s Game 3 went to extra innings but the Panthers lost that one in ten, 10-9. Evidenced by the opener when they limited Duke to only two, and the finale when they scored nine, at times, the team hit and pitched well. The problem was putting both of those elements together in a single game.

With only two ACC wins under their belt, Pitt is clearly at the bottom of the ACC. Only two other teams (Boston College and Notre Dame) even having losing records at this point and they are still both having significantly better seasons than the Panthers.

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