The Pitt baseball team finished its season this weekend with a series against No. 7 Georgia Tech. The Panthers pulled off an upset in Game 3 but lost Games 1 and 2 to drop the series.
Pitt (21-34) did some damage offensively in Game 1 against Georgia Tech (38-16) but ultimately lost 12-7. They then dropped a close 2-0 game in Game 2 before winning handily in the finale, 9-3.
For the Panthers, that’s sort of been the story of the season. The team has generally been able to take a game in a series but has fallen short in trying to win a second. That scenario played out a painful six times in the nine ACC series’ the team lost. In other words, Pitt had some success, just not nearly enough.
The Panthers finish a dismal 8-22 in the conference, which was dead last. And even though 12 of the 14 conference teams make the ACC Tournament, Pitt is left out in the cold with Virginia Tech (9-21). That’s kind of unfortunate as the Panthers got into the tournament as a lower seed last year and made plenty of noise, reaching the conference semifinals.
I’ll have more on the season as a whole a little bit later but overall, it was a pretty disappointing year. The team cracked the .500 mark for the first time in the ACC last year and had made some tangible progress. And while Pitt has some young guys capable of big things in the future (looming MLB Draft, notwithstanding), there was an equally visible step back this year.