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Panthers Win Third Straight ACC Series With 10-9 Win Over Boston College



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BRIGHTON, Mass.—The Pittsburgh Panthers took the game and the series against the Boston College Eagles with a 10-9 victory on Sunday, April 10.

Pitt broke the ice in the third inning with a seven-run explosion. Catcher Tatem Levins and second baseman Jeff Wehler sandwiched a Ron Washington Jr. three-run home run and a sacrifice fly RBI with one and two-run doubles, respectively.

Boston College answered back in an error-aided two-out rally in the bottom of the frame. Panthers starter Billy Corcoran hit the first two batters he faced in the inning, before forcing a groundout and a strikeout. An error by shortstop Tommy Tavarez that would’ve ended the inning allowed the first Eagles run to score. Boston College first baseman Joe Vetrano hit a three-run blast of his own, followed by another by catcher Parker Landwehr.

Designated hitter Jack Anderson singled in a run in the fourth inning that made it 8-5.

Corcoran ended up recovering to pitch six innings and tally five strikeouts and wasn’t charged with a single run.

Both teams scored two runs in the seventh inning. The first two Panthers batters went down swinging, but three consecutive hits extended their lead to 10-5.

Senior Baron Stuart replaced Corcoran in the seventh and gave up three hits as the Eagles trimmed the deficit to three. Stuart remained in to finish the game, allowing four runs across three innings of work.

The Eagles closed the gap to one in the bottom of the ninth, as a leadoff walk scored on a home run by right fielder Cameron Leary, but Stuart managed to secure the Panthers lead.

The win puts the Panthers at 18-12 on the season, and 7-7 in the ACC. Their next game will be at home against Kent State on Tuesday, April 12. 

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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