Pitt won three of four games over the weekend, including a dramatic, 10th-inning, walk-off win against Butler on Saturday night to finish the Panthers’ southern swing with a 6-4 record.
Ron Washington, Jr. drove in Conner Perry to secure the victory over Butler after starting pitcher Dan Hammer struck out 11 in six shutout innings. Hammer now has 29 strikeouts on the season to lead the ACC, while issuing just two walks. His 14.50 strikeout to walk ratio is 14th in the country and his 17.02 strikeouts per nine innings is fourth in the country.
Pitt also got stellar relief from Brady Devereux, who threw 4 2/3 scoreless innings, David Moore (3 2/3 scoreless innings) and Chase Smith (2 1/3 scoreless innings).
Outfielder Conner Perry and Nico Popa continued their hot starts with the bats. Perry now has a 1.275 OPS, while Popa has a 1.057 OPS, the top two spots on the team. Perry is eighth in the ACC in batting average (.406) and snuggling percentage (.750) and 12th in on-base percentage (.525).