It shouldn’t be a big surprise that the Pittsburgh Panthers were able to come away with two wins in as many games this afternoon. If you’ve been following them on Twitter, the team has been putting in a lot of work, and it certainly paid off in the two exhibition games.
Pitt won their first game over Slippery Rock, 9-1. The Twitter account didn’t post the starting lineup for the second game, but my guess would be that the Panthers put their best foot forward to start.
The game was scoreless after one inning, but senior first baseman Kaitlyn Kruger went yard in the bottom of the second and ignited the Pitt offense. They would add runs over the next two innings, highlighted by a 3-run bomb over the center field wall by junior outfielder Hunter Levesque in the bottom of the fourth.
On the other side, junior pitcher Brittany Knight started for the Panthers and didn’t give up a run through the first six innings.
Pitt got it going in the bottom of the second inning against West Liberty as well. Sophomore outfielder Sarah Seamans hit a solo home run, which put the Panthers on the board. West Liberty kept the game close, allowing only 2 runs in the first six innings. They managed to add one in the seventh, but Pitt was still able to prevail, 2-1.
Here is what head coach Jodi Hermanek had to say after both the games today: