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Pitt Baseball Cancels Louisville Series, Pauses Team Activities

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Pitt and Louisville baseball announced on Wednesday afternoon that their marquee weekend series, scheduled for April 23-25 at Jim Patterson Field in Louisville, has been cancelled due to positive tests, contact tracing and quarantining within the Panthers program. 

Program spokesperson Korey Blucas told Pittsburgh Sports Now that in addition to canceling the Louisville series, Pitt has shut down team activities for the time being. A return date has not been scheduled yet.  This is the first time this season that the Panthers have had a game affected by COVID-19 protocols.

These three games between the No. 16 Panthers and No. 7 Cardinals was slated to be one of the top matchups of the weekend before its cancellation. Louisville currently holds the ACC’s best record at 14-6 in conference and haven’t lost an ACC series since the first week of March. 

Meanwhile, Pitt is riding a hot streak of its own and jockeying for position amidst the crowded ACC Coastal Division. After dropping five of seven to open a 15-game home stand, the Panthers have won seven of their last eight and vaulted back into the second spot in the division. 

Pitt’s next scheduled action is on Friday, April 30 for the first of a four-game series vs. Northern Kentucky.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
 
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