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Pitt Heads to Miami for Crucial and Final ACC Series

Pitt Heads to Miami for Crucial and Final ACC Series


PITTSBURGH – The Panthers travel to Coral Gables, FL to battle against the Hurricanes of Miami in their final and most important ACC series of the season. 

TOP OF THE ORDER

• Pitt shutout Penn State, 10-0, in just eight innings on Tuesday. Jayden Melendez had his second multi-homer game of the season. 

• Pitt earned a series win over # 8 Florida State last weekend, clinching their first ACC series of the year. 

• Senior C.J. Funk hit .412 with five home runs and 16 RBI in Pitt’s fi ve games last week, including a three-homer game against Wright State last Wednesday. 

• Dom Popa is having the best year of his career, batting .330 with 62 hits and 46 runs scored. He leads the team in hits (62), is second in runs scored (46), average (.330), on base percentage (.440) and doubles (10).

• First baseman Luke Cantwell is currently second in the ACC in on base percentage (.529), walks (52) and walks/game (1.04). He has reached base safely in 46-consecutive games, breaking Sky Duff’s single-season record of 43-consecutive games in 2022. 

• Phil Fox is Pitt’s go-to late-inning arm. He has appeared in 21 games and has given up just six runs. Fox is 3-2 with seven saves and a 1.62 ERA. 

• The Panthers scored 55 combined runs over their three midweek games last week. Their 45 runs last week were the second-most in a two-game span in program history and their most since 1953.

 • Ryan Andrade matched his start from last week at Notre Dame and picked up his second-consecutive win as he threw seven shutout innings against #8 FSU on Friday. Andrade struck out eight batters while allowing just three hits and three walks.

allowing just three hits and three walks.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Thursday, May 16

Pitt at Miami at 7 PM on ACC Network Extra

RHP Ryan Andrade (Pitt) vs. RHP Gage Ziehl (Miami)

Friday, May 17

Pitt at Miami at 7 PM on ACC Network Extra

RHP Jack Sokol (Pitt) vs. LHP Rafe Schlesinger (Miami)

Saturday, May 18

Pitt at Miami at 1 PM on ACC Network Extra

TBA (Pitt) vs. LHP Herick Hernandez (Miami)

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