Due to incoming weather, the baseball game between Pitt and Kent State scheduled for Wednesday at 3 p.m. has been postponed. The game will now take place on Tuesday, April 5 with a time to be determined. Pitt will still have their first ACC home weekend series of the season starting this Friday at 6 p.m. against Clemson.
The forecast this weekend calls for rain on Friday and Saturday, so it’s unknown if Pitt will be able to play all three games against Clemson this weekend. If Pitt does though, they’ll have a chance to end their inconsistencies at home against a tough conference opponent after, what amounts to a week’s worth of rest.
Pitt has only played two home baseball games thus far with both of them having been last week. Much like the season as a whole, they had two completely different results in those games. The first one was a record-setting 21-6 victory over Bucknell last Tuesday followed by a 5-2 loss to Youngstown State the very next day.
Pitt’s overall record of 10-10 perfectly reflects the inconsistencies that have plagued them this year. Only one of those wins have come in the very difficult ACC where Pitt has a 1-5 record. They have only two wins against power five opponents, a 4-3 conference victory at Virginia Tech and a 6-5 victory against Ohio State in the ll-American Classic.
Despite having 22 of their final 35 games at home, it’s still going to be a difficult end to the season for Pitt. In order of scheduling, they have four top-25 opponents remaining (No. 5 Virginia, No. 22 Miami, No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 10 Georgia Tech) and four more opponents that have been receiving votes in various polls (Clemson, Louisville, West Virginia and Duke). Not to mention, two of those home games are scheduled at PNC Park, which will likely serve as more of a neutral site as the visitors in West Virginia and Penn State have significant fan followings in Pittsburgh.