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Pitt Baseball Starts Season 4-0 Following Walk-Off Win Over Washington



Dramatics today with the Pitt baseball team as a freshman stepped up in a big way to lead the Panthers to victory.

Freshman 3rd baseman Ryan Zuckerman clubbed a walk-off home run to give the Panthers a 3-2 win over the Washington Huskies. With the victory, Mike Bell’s team has now started the season 4-0.

Pitt was able to stay in this game because of tremendous starting pitching, with starter Ryan Andrade leading the way. The right-hander went 4.2 innings, allowing only 2 hits, 1 ER and picked up a career-high 9 strikeouts.

Matthew Fernandez followed Andrade and went 1.2 innings allowing 1 ER and struck out 3. Redshirt sophomore Phil Fox closed things up and was lights out, going 2.2 innings, 0 hits and 1 strikeout.

Offensively, Zuckerman was the big bat for the Panthers as he launched two home runs this afternoon, with the first coming in the 3rd inning to give Pitt a 1-0 lead. The game-winning home run went to left field while the first one went opposite field. For the season, Zuckerman has gone deep three times already.

Pitt catcher Jayden Melendez reached base three times, collecting 2 hits and 1 walk. DH Justin Fogel and LF Turner Grau each picked up a double.

Pitt, which is competing in a tournament in Corpus Christi, Texas, will be back in action tomorrow afternoon when they take on Maryland. First pitch is set for 3 PM.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Kelvin Byrd
Kelvin Byrd
1 month ago

First, thanks for this coverage.

Second, with a retooled roster I’m hoping Bell can get this program headed in the right direction.

Agent Zero
Agent Zero
1 month ago

Zuckerman got a hell of a stroke.And only a freshman..

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